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Mitella diphylla

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) Other common names: Bishop's Cap, Coolwort Miterwort, Two-leaved Bishop's Cap

French names: Mitrelle deux feuilles

Family: Saxifrage Family (Saxifragaceae)

Similar species:
  •   Naked Miterwort (Mitella nuda) - Plant and flowers very small and delicate, leaves round.

Flowers: Spring;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple

Habitat: Wet Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 282   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: diphylla: two-leaved

Photographs: 249 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) flower

Miterwort flowers are tiny but nevertheless fascinating.

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) flowers

The flowers on the main stalk.

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) plants

Miterwort plants with flower stalks in the spring sunshine.

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) plants

A couple of Miterwort plants in their favoured habitat: damp soil, wetlands, swamps.

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) young plants

Young Miterwort plants just unfurling in early spring (May 1st).

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) seeds

Miterwort seeds ripening.

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla) leaves


Range map for Miterwort (Mitella diphylla)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)