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Mitella diphylla

Miterwort

Scientific Name:

Mitella diphylla

Genus:

Mitella

Species Epithet:

diphylla

Common Name:

Miterwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Mesic, rocky forests, rocky seeps, and seepage swamps, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Opposite, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Tiny, delicate, fringed flowers--worth getting down on your knees for a close-up view!

Plant & Blooms

image

Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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