Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


939

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC, rare in GA-SC

Look for it in moist rich forests, esp in the Mountains, and esp rocky, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5 petals
5-10 stamens
Ovary nearly superior
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Green
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Mitella diphylla   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mitella diphylla   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-10-001:
Mitella diphylla   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Two-leaved Miterwort, Bishop's Cap


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_midi3_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mitella_diphylla_1

March        

Leaves resemble those of Tiarella, both w hairy, maple-shaped basal leaves, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

image of Mitella diphylla

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4918

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Calyx tube mostly cup-shaped, the petals small and deeply fringed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4918b

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Five white fimbriate petals and 5-10 stamens, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mitella diphylla

JK Marlow    jkm080420_059

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Mitella diphylla

JK Marlow    jkm080420_142

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Mitella diphylla

JK Marlow    jkm160422_065

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mitella_diphylla_2

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm060521_210

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

A small pair of opposite leaves is positioned halfway up the flowering stem, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm060521_211

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

The upright calyx of each flower holds tiny black seeds until jarred out, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmdiphylla_rm2

May        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmdiphylla_rm6

May        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands