Page author: David Giblin
Montia dichotoma
dwarf montia
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Western Washington to northern Casifornia, east to Idaho and western Montana.

Habitat: Moist areas in the lowlands.

Flowers: April - June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Capsule obovoid, about equal to the sepals.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, linear, 6-15 mm. long and 0.5 mm. wide.

Flowers:

Flowers 4-12 in small axillary racemes, the racemes exceeding the leaves; pedicels recurved, 2-4 mm. long; sepals 2, 2 mm. long; petals usually 5, white, about equal to the sepals; stamens usually 3; style 1, stigmas 3, linear.

Fruits:

Flowers 4-12 in small axillary racemes, the racemes exceeding the leaves; pedicels recurved, 2-4 mm. long; sepals 2, 2 mm. long; petals usually 5, white, about equal to the sepals; stamens usually 3; style 1, stigmas 3, linear.

Accepted Name:
Montia dichotoma (Nutt.) Howell
Publication: Erythea. 1: 36. 1893. 1893.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Clatyonia dichotoma Nutt.
Montiastrum dichotomum (Nutt.) Rydb.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Montia dichotoma in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Montia dichotoma checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Montia dichotoma atlas page.

CalPhotos: Montia dichotoma photos.

USDA Plants: Montia dichotoma information.

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