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Last updated 4/16/2020 by David Giblin.
Montia parvifolia (Moc. ex DC.) Greene[FNA4, HC, HC2]
littleleaf miner's lettuce, streambank springbeauty

Publication: Fl. Francisc. 181. 1891.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA4: "Montia parvifolia is a variable diploid and tetraploid species. Plants with larger flowers, leaves, and seeds have been treated as var. flagellaris (Bongard) C. L. Hitchcock or as the separate species M. sweetseri Henderson. Because the complex has not been studied using modern methods, and the variation observed in herbarium specimens has no correlated geographical base, I adopt the position of K. L. Chambers (1993) and do not recognize the two above-mentioned taxa at this time. I equate the species situation here to that of M. fontana and choose not to recognize infraspecific taxa."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Claytonia parvifolia DC.
Montia parvifolia (Moc. ex DC.) Greene ssp. flagellaris (Bong.) Ferris[KZ99]
Montia parvifolia (Moc. ex DC.) Greene ssp. parvifolia[KZ99]
Montia parvifolia (Moc. ex DC.) Greene var. flagellaris (Bong.) C.L. Hitchc.[HC]
Montia parvifolia (Moc. ex DC.) Greene var. parvifolia[HC]
Naiocrene parvifolia (DC.) Rydb.