Mitella diphylla L.
Family: Saxifragaceae
bishop's-cap,  more...
[Mitella diphylla f. oppositifolia L.,  more]
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Joanne Kline  
Etymology: Mitella: Greek mitra, diminutive meaning of "little caps" probably for the shape of the seed capsule or flower
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb
Leaves: 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
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/5" wide, fringed petals resemble a snowflake; inflorescence a 2"-6" tall cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture to dry; woods, forests, cliffs, streambanks; in sandy, loamy, rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Mary Ann Feist  
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Jason J. Husveth  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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