Photographer: Arthur Meeks
Mitella nuda L.
naked miterwort, small bishop's-cap
Mitella: Greek mitra, diminutive meaning of "little caps" probably for the shape of the seed capsule or flower
nuda: nudus for "naked, nude"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 6"-12" tall forb|
|Flower: ||yellowish, reddish to green, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, fringed petals resemble a snowflake; inflorescence a 1"-4" tall cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||basal leaves rounded to kidney-shaped with a heart-shaped base; 0 to 1 oval, stalkless leaf on the stem|
|Habitat: ||wet; forests, bogs, often in moss|