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Mitella diphylla

Common Name(s):
Bishops cap, Miterwort, Two-leaf miterwort
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Late spring
Height:
6-18 in.
Foliage:
Single pair of heart-shaped, three-lobed, toothed, stalkless leaves half way up the flowering stalk; basal, up to 3 in. leaves are long-stalked, hairy, ovate, lobed; resemble maple leaves
Flower:
5-20 small, cup-shaped white flowers on a 4-8 in. slender, elongated spike; five fringed petals resemble a snowflake; arranged singly on upper portion of stem; fruit is shaped like a miter (bishop’s headdress)
Site:
Rich, moist woods, stream banks
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2663

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