Portulacaceae
Montia parvifolia

Littleleaf Montia

Many small rosettes of basal leaves. Stolons present, often reddish. Basal leaves many, oval, fleshy, 1/2 in. long; stem leaves smaller, alternate, often replaced with fleshy bulblets. Flowering stems unbranched, topped with clusters of 5-petaled white or pink flowers with deeper pink veins. Grows in wet mosses along streams, in wet rocks from beach to alpine areas, sometimes in large patches.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--12 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes