Monographs Details: Montia
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Sep 2, herbaceous, persistent; pet 3 or 5, often slightly unequal, sometimes connate below; stamens as many as and opposite the pet, or some members of the cycle missing; ovules and style-branches 3; fr a 3-valved capsule with 1–3 seeds; fibrous-rooted annual or perennial herbs without basal lvs, ours with several pairs of opposite lvs, the fls in axillary or terminal racemes, or solitary in the axils, or in small axillary cymules. 50, mostly N. Amer.