Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Mitella diphylla L. image
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Family Saxifragaceae
Mitella diphylla L.
bishop's-cap, two-leaf miterwort
Mitella: Greek mitra, diminutive meaning of "little caps" probably for the shape of the seed capsule or flower
diphylla: Greek for "two-leaved"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/5" wide, fringed petals resemble a snowflake; inflorescence a 2"-6" tall cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Leaf:basal leaves long-stalked, roundish with a heart-shaped base and 3-5 lobes; 1 pair of opposite, mostly stalkless, usually 3-lobed leaves on the stem
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture to dry; woods, forests, cliffs, streambanks; in sandy, loamy, rich soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Mitella diphylla L. f. oppositifolia (Rydb.) Rosend.
Mitella diphylla L. f. triphylla Rosend.
Mitella oppositifolia Rydb.

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