Montia fontana L.
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Annual water minerslettuce; Montia minor
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Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana
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Montia fontana
Montia fontana
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Montia fontana

Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma

Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma

Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma

Montia fontana ssp chondrosperma
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Montia fontana ssp amporitana
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Montia fontana ssp amporitana

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Montia fontana ssp amporitana
Montia fontana ssp amporitana
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Montia fontana ssp amporitana

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Cintractiaceae  Tolyposporium montiae @ BPI (2)
Glomosporiaceae  Sorosporium montiae @ BPI (5)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia agnita @ BPI (1)

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Montia fontana L.
annual water minerslettuce

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General Information
Symbol: MOFO
Group: Dicot
Family: Portulacaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
CAN   N
GL   N
L48   N
SPM   N
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CLFO2 Claytonia fontana (L.) R.J. Davis
MODI6 Montia dipetala Suksd.
MOFOA Montia fontana L. ssp. amporitana auct. non Sennen
MOFOC2 Montia fontana L. ssp. chondrosperma (Fenzl) Walter
MOFOF2 Montia fontana L. ssp. fontana
MOFOL Montia fontana L. var. lamprosperma (Cham.) Fenzl
MOFOT Montia fontana L. var. tenerrima (A. Gray) Fernald & Wiegand
MOFOV2 Montia fontana L. var. variabilis (Walters) Kozhevn.
MOHA Montia hallii (A. Gray) Greene
MOLA5 Montia lamprosperma Cham.
MOMI2 Montia minor C.C. Gmel.
MOVE3 Montia verna Neck.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Genus Montia L. – minerslettuce
Species Montia fontana L. – annual water minerslettuce

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Wetland Status

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Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW

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5. Montia fontana Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 87. 1753.

Water blinks

Claytonia hallii A. Gray; Montia clara Ö. Nilsson; M. funstonii Rydberg; M. hallii (A. Gray) Greene; M. minor C. C. Gmelin

Plants annual or biennial, never bulbiferous. Stems prostrate or decumbent, 1-30 cm, freely rooting at nodes, forming mats. Leaves opposite, sessile; blade oblanceolate to rhombic, 2-20 × 0.5-10 mm. Inflorescences leafy. Flowers 1-8, slightly bilateral; sepals 1-1.5 mm; petals 5, connate proximally, white, unequal, 1-2 mm; stamens 3, anther pink or yellow. Seeds 0.7-1.2 mm, tuberculate; elaiosome present. 2 n = 20, 40.

Flowering spring. Pools, springs, meadows, other wet or moist places; 0-3700 m; Greenland; St. Pierre and Miquelon; B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Nunavut, N.W.T., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Yukon; Alaska, Calif., Idaho, Maine, Mass., Mont., Nev., N.H., N.Y., Oreg., Utah, Vt., Wash., Wyo.; Central America; South America; Europe; Asia; Africa; Arctic regions.

Montia fontana displays a multitude of forms varying in stature, leaf shape, and seed size. Segregate species, varieties, and subspecies have been named. Based on my study of worldwide collections of the species, much variation in M. fontana is attributable to phenotypic differentiation of ramets produced by local environmental conditions and unrelated to genetic variation. Until macromolecular or other studies shed light on the variation in M. fontana , it seems pointless to recognize infraspecific taxa or segregate species.

SELECTED REFERENCES

Moore, D. M. 1963. The subspecies of Montia fontana L. Bot. Not. 116: 16-30. Walters, S. M. 1953. Montia fontana L. Watsonia 3: 1-6.

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