Plants of the Castlemaine District.

Water Blinks - native (Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma)

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Family: Portulacaceae (Portulacca Family)

Occurrence. Uncommon. Wet areas.

Most montias are North American Natives. Water Blinks is cosmopolitan.


VROTS: poorly known.

The name "water blinks" presumably refers to its usual habitat and to the short time the flowers are open.

Montia: after G Monti, b1682, professor of botany at the Bologna Botanic Gardens.

Photos: Water Blinks. Barkers Creek. All photos: Bonnie Humphreys.