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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Montia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Montia linearis (Hook.) Greene
Habit: Annual 4--25 cm, erect, often much-branched. Leaf: alternate, 10--100 mm, linear. Inflorescence: few to many, terminal; flowers 3--14. Flower: sepals 3--7 mm, widely ovate, obtuse to truncate; petals 4--6.5 mm, +- unequal, white or pale pink; stamens 3. Fruit: 3--4 mm. Seed: 1.4--2.5 mm, generally +- smooth (minute-netted); appendage 0. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Moist grassland, scrub, open woodland, fields; Elevation: < 2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaR, n&c SN, SnFrB, TR, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to western Canada, Montana, Utah. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Montia howellii
Next taxon: Montia parvifolia
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers 2017. Montia linearis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33998, accessed on January 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 22, 2017.