Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Mitella nuda L. image
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Family Saxifragaceae
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"
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Status: Native
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

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