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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Montia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Montia parvifolia (DC.) Greene
Habit: Perennial herb 5--40 cm; stolon branched, matted, creeping, tips in age erect, densely leafy. Leaf: basal 15--60 mm, narrowly oblanceolate to widely ovate, often sessile, fleshy; leaves of stolons alternate, smaller, much reduced distally on stem, axils generally with easily detached bulblets. Inflorescence: terminal; 1+ flowers bracted; flowers 2--12. Flower: sepals 2--3.5 mm, obovate, obtuse; petals 7--15 mm, equal, pink or white; stamens 5. Fruit: 2--3 mm. Seed: 1--1.5 mm, generally +- smooth (or minute-netted); appendage 0 to << 0.2 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=22,44.
Ecology: Moist, rocky slopes, cliffs, creek banks, forest; Elevation: < 2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, Utah. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Highly variable; reproduces by bulblets as well as seeds.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Montia linearis
Next taxon: Moraceae
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers 2016. Montia parvifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34001, accessed on October 21, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 21, 2016.