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Little-leaf Miner's-lettuce - Montia parvifolia
Other Names:  Claytonia parvifolia

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 5


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General Description
Perennial, often mat-forming from a branched caudex. Stems erect to prostrate, 4–25 cm, producing bulblets instead of or in addition to the flowers. Leaves: basal leaves petiolate; the blade spatulate to oblanceolate, 5–25 mm long; stem leaves smaller, sessile, alternate, lanceolate. Flowers: petals pinkish, 5–12 mm long; sepals 2–3 mm long, unequal (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown
 


Range Comments
AK to AB south to CA, and UT (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 7

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Habitat
Wet, shallow soil along streams and on rock outcrops, talus slopes; valleys to subalpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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