Montia linearis
(Narrowleaf Miner's Lettuce)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Narrowleaf Miner's Lettuce, Narrow Leaved Montia, Narrowleaf Montia, Narrow Leaved Miner's Lettuce, Linear Leaved Montia, Linearleaf Montia, Narrow Leaved Water Chickweed, Narrowleaf Water Chickweed, Narrowleaf Minerslettuce
    Synonyms: Claytonia linearis, Montiastrum lineare
      Lifespan: Annual
      Zones: N/A
      Type: Forb
      Bloom Time: March - May
      Status: Native

    Montia linearis, or Narrowleaf Miner's Lettuce, is native to about the western third of the United States. It is an annual that grows in moist meadows, open woodlands, sometimes in yards. It blooms in mid spring, with small white to pinkish flowers.

    This plant looks similar to some other members of the Montia genus. More information will be posted later on distinguishing them.

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