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Narrowleaf Miner's Lettuce
Montia linearis
  
About Narrowleaf Miner's Lettuce (Montia linearis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Montia linearis is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common names narrowleaf miner's lettuce and narrow-leafed montia. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Utah, where it grows in moist to wet areas in a number of habitat types, including forests and meadows, woodlands, and grassland. The plant is also known from some areas of the southeastern United States, including Mississippi. Montia linearis is a slender, branching annual herb growing erect to about 25 to 30 centimeters in maximum height. The somewhat fleshy linear leaves are alternately arranged and measure up to 10 centimeters in length. The inflorescence bears up to 14 flowers with bases of curving oval green sepals. The petals are roughly half a centimeter long and white or pink-tinged in color. Montia linearis is a slender, branching annual herb growing erect to about 25 to 30 centimeters in maximum height. The somewhat fleshy linear leaves are alternately arranged and measure up to 10 centimeters in length. The inflorescence bears up to 14 flowers with bases of curving oval green sepals. The petals are roughly half a centimeter long and white or pink-tinged in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

Size
Size
5.9 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.5" - 78.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.34" - 2.96", Coldest Month: 27.0" - 49.1", Hottest Month: 52.5" - 75.3", Humidity: 0.19" - 23.92", Elevation: 216" - 8082"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Linear-leaved Montia, Narrow-leafed Montia, Narrow-leaved Water Chickweed, Narrowleaf Minerslettuce


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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