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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Montia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Montia diffusa (Nutt.) Greene
Habit: Annual 5--20 cm, erect, generally diffuse-branched. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate; blade 8--50 mm, <= petiole, lanceolate to deltate, tip acute to obtuse, base wedge-shaped to cordate. Inflorescence: generally many, terminal; flowers 3--10. Flower: sepals 1.8--3.5 mm, widely obovate, obtuse to truncate; petals 3--4.5 mm, equal, pink or white; stamens 5. Fruit: 2.3--3 mm. Seed: 1.3--1.5 mm, generally +- smooth (minute-netted); appendage 0.2--0.4 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Often disturbed or burned conifer forest, mixed woodland; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, n SN, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Montia dichotoma
Next taxon: Montia fontana
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers 2017. Montia diffusa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33991, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.