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Showy Rock Montia
Montia parvifolia
  
About Showy Rock Montia (Montia parvifolia) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Montia parvifolia is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common names littleleaf minerslettuce, small-leaved blinks and small-leafed montia. It is native to western North America from Alaska to California to Montana, where it grows in moist to wet areas in several types of mountain habitat. Montia parvifolia is a perennial herb growing erect to about 40 centimeters tall from a matted, branching caudex base. It spreads via leafy stolons with sprouting bulblets. The fleshy oval leaves are alternately arranged and measure up to 6 centimeters in length. The inflorescence at the tip of the stem bears 1 to 12 flowers each with five pink or white petals up to 1. 5 centimeters long. Montia parvifolia is a perennial herb growing erect to about 40 centimeters tall from a matted, branching caudex base. It spreads via leafy stolons with sprouting bulblets. The fleshy oval leaves are alternately arranged and measure up to 6 centimeters in length. The inflorescence at the tip of the stem bears 1 to 12 flowers each with five pink or white petals up to 1. 5 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils as long as adequate drainage is provided

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist, rocky slopes, cliffs, creekbanks

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 16.2" - 158.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.23" - 5.89", Coldest Month: 23.0" - 50.0", Hottest Month: 49.6" - 75.6", Humidity: 0.01" - 24.36", Elevation: 9" - 8422"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Littleleaf Minerslettuce, Littleleaf Montia, Small-leafed Montia, Small-leaved Blinks


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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