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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Montia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Montia dichotoma (Nutt.) Howell
Habit: Annual 2--9 cm, erect, often tufted. Leaf: alternate, 5--40 mm, linear. Inflorescence: few to many, in leaf axils and terminal; flowers 4--16. Flower: often cleistogamous; sepals 1.5--2.5 mm, widely obovate, obtuse to truncate; petals +- >= sepals, +- unequal, white; stamens 3. Fruit: 1.4--1.8 mm. Seed: 0.8--1.2 mm, +- smooth; appendage 0. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Moist depressions, grassland, open woodland; Elevation: 1000--1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Self-pollinated.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Montia chamissoi
Next taxon: Montia diffusa
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers 2017. Montia dichotoma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33990, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.