Montiaceae Family:

Montiaceae Raf.

The plant family Montiaceae was named and described by Constantine Rafinesque in Annales Generales de Sciences Physiques in 1820. It is commonly known as the Miner’s Lettuce Family.

Plants of the World Online lists 15 accepted species in the genus (as of 3-3-21 when I last updated this page). That number could change periodically as updates are made.

The only species in this family I have identified on my farm in Windsor, Missouri, in Pettis County (Henry is across the road) is Claytonia virginica. You can click on the name in the caption to go to its page.


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