Montia chamissoi
Indian Lettuce
A Colorado Native Montane to Subalpine Species
Portulacaceae or Bitterroot Family
4 to 10 inches tall - white
Part shade to shade
Constantly-moist, woodsy soil
Mid-Summer
Propagate by seed or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Indian Lettuce is a dainty plant of shady streamsides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It grows to 10 inches and creeps along the ground, rooting at leaf nodes like strawberry plants. It can be used as an effective ground cover in the middle section of your bog garden.