Portulacaceae
Montia chamissoi

Chamisso's Montia

Stems more or less upright, with runners bearing pink overwintering bulblets. Leaves small, to 2 in. long, fleshy, oval, opposite, about the same size throughout. Flowers pink to white, in few loose clusters at stem tops. Sepals much shorter than petals. Grows floating or on wet sandy to loamy soils at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--7 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Subalpine, Alpine, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Steens, Wallowas, East Gorge, Crater Lake NP
  • Native: Yes