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

 

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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