(Water Miner’s Lettuce)

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Montia chamissoi, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit County 7237

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Montia chamissoi, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge 7862

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Montia chamissoi, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge 7860

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Montia chamissoi, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge 7854

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Montia chamissoi, Peak 7, Breckenridge 7238

Scientific Name Montia chamissoi USDA PLANTS Symbol MOCH
Common Name Water Miner's Lettuce ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 20406
Family Montiaceae (Miner's Lettuce) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 12000 ft.); moist areas along lakes and streams.
Plant: Erect or spreading perennial, thin, weak stem 2 to 10 inches long.
Leaves: Oblanceolate to elliptic, petiolate, opposite blades 3/8 to 2 inches long.
Inflorescence: White or pinkish flowers less than 3/4-inch across; 5 petals and stamens with white to lavender anthers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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