Montia
water chickweed, montia
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Montia chamissoiChamisso's montia, water montia
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains; scattered locations east of the Mississippi in the U.S.
Habitat: Wet areas, often in water, from the lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
Montia dichotomadwarf montia
Distribution: Western Washington to northern Casifornia, east to Idaho and western Montana.
Habitat: Moist areas in the lowlands.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - June
Montia diffusaspreading candyflower, branching montia
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to Marin County, California.
Habitat: Moist woods at low elevation.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July
Montia fontanawater blinks, water chickweed, annual water miner's lettuce
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Idaho, eastward across northern Canada to eastern North America.
Habitat: Wet places, including meadows, fields, lawns, and vernally moist sites, sometimes aquatic and floating, low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-June
Montia howelliiHowell's montia
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Moist lowland areas.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - May
Montia linearislineleaf Indian lettuce, narrow-leafed montia
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; British Columbia south to Calfornia, east to the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the U.S.
Habitat: Moist to dry, usually sandy soil, low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July
Montia parvifolialittleleaf miner's lettuce, streambank springbeauty
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Idaho and Montana.
Habitat: Dry soils, rocky outcrops, and other open, exposed areas from the coast to the subalpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July