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Water Chickweed
Montia fontana
  
About Water Chickweed (Montia fontana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Montia fontana, commonly known as blinks or water blinks, water chickweed or annual water miner's lettuce, is a herbaceous annual plant of the genus Montia. It is a common plant that can be found in wet environments around the globe, from the tropics to the Arctic. It is quite variable in morphology, taking a variety of forms. It is sometimes aquatic.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.7" - 107.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 3.95", Coldest Month: 20.1" - 53.8", Hottest Month: 47.3" - 78.0", Humidity: 0.14" - 25.99", Elevation: 15" - 10402"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Annual Water Minerslettuce, Blinks, Fountain Miner'slettucer


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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