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Common name
Fountain miner'slettucer (English), water-blinks (English), blinks (English), annual water minerslettuce (English), water chickweed (English), water montia (English)
Claytonia fontana , (L.) R.J. Davis
Montia dipetala , Suksdorf
Montia fontana , ssp. amporitana auct. non Sennen
Montia fontana , ssp. chondrosperma (Fenzl) Walt.
Montia fontana , var. lamprosperma (Cham.) Fenzl
Montia fontana , var. tenerrima (Gray) Fern. & Wieg.
Montia hallii , (Gray) Greene
Montia lamprosperma , Cham.
Montia minor , K.C. Gmel.
Montia verna , Neck.
Montia dipetala , Suksd.
Montia fontana , L. ssp. amporitana auct. non Sennen
Montia fontana , L. ssp. chondrosperma (Fenzl) Walter
Montia fontana , L. ssp. fontana
Montia fontana , L. var. lamprosperma (Cham.) Fenzl
Montia fontana , L. var. tenerrima (A. Gray) Fernald & Wiegand
Montia fontana , L. var. variabilis (Walters) Kozhevn.
Montia hallii , (A. Gray) Greene
Montia minor , C.C. Gmel.
Similar species
Montia fontana a plant of damp places and shallow water has been introduced to the Falkland Islands where it is widespread and common.

Principal source:

Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment


Publication date: 2010-11-10

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Montia fontana. Downloaded from on 28-09-2021.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Montia fontana
  • angola
  • australia
  • austria
  • belgium
  • bolivia
  • bulgaria
  • canada
  • colombia
  • czech republic
  • denmark
  • ecuador
  • estonia
  • ethiopia
  • ex-yugoslavia
  • finland
  • france
  • germany
  • greece
  • greenland
  • hungary
  • iceland
  • indonesia
  • ireland
  • italy
  • kenya
  • latvia
  • lithuania
  • morocco
  • netherlands
  • new zealand
  • norway
  • papua new guinea
  • peru
  • poland
  • portugal
  • romania
  • russian federation
  • spain
  • sweden
  • switzerland
  • tanzania, united republic of
  • turkey
  • uganda
  • united kingdom
  • united states
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4 references found for Montia fontana

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General information
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Montia fontana L.
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 5 October 2010]
USDA, NRCS, 2010. Montia fontana L. annual water minerslettuce. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Varnham, K. 2006 (Updated 2009). Database of non-native species occurring in UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 372, Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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Montia fontana
Fountain miner'slettucer , water-blinks, blinks, annual water minerslettuce, water chickweed, water montia
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Recommended citation
(2021). Montia fontana. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).