Miterwort

Mitella diphylla

Family Saxifrage (Saxifragaceae)
Bloom Spring, summer
Habitat Moist deciduous forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 8-18″
Flower Tiny white flowers 1/8″ wide are arranged in a spike 1-3″ tall at the top of a single thin stem. Each flower has 5 petal-like sepals and 5 unusual fringed petals.
Leaf Leaves are 1-3″ wide on long stems. They have 3 lobes and are toothed. There is usually a single set of stem leaves midway along the stem, opposite and lance-shaped with teeth.
Notes This sparsely leafed plant grows in large clusters.

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