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: West side of the Cascades, southern British Columbia to Marin County, California.
Habitat: Moist woods at low elevation.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - July
Montia fontanawater blinks, water chickweed
Distribution: Alaska to California, east to Greenland and Maine
Habitat: Wet places, sometimes aquatic and floating, low to moderate elevations
Origin: Native
Flowers: March - July
Montia howelliiHowell's montia
Distribution: West of the Cascades, 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 parvifoliastreambank springbeauty
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Montana and Idaho.
Habitat: Somewhat moist, open, often rocky, slopes and outcroppings, sea level to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August