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.