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Miterwort (Bishop's Cap)

Mitella diphylla
Miterwort (Bishop's Cap)

Habitat

Found in rich woods.

Description

Miterworts bloom in the spring on the forest floor. Their delicate flowers look like tiny snowflakes.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Tiny flowers with 5 petals that fringed at the end and arranged in a spike (raceme) on the top of the single flower stalk
Flower Color: White
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Small - 6-16 inches)
Leaf Type: Only two that have 3-5 lobes and are toothed and located about half way up the stem and opposite each other
Stem: Hairy

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