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Connecticut Plants
Two-leaved Miterwort
Mitella diphylla L.

Miterwort flowers are small, but it's worth taking a close look at their intricate petals.

  • Family: saxifrage (Saxifragaceae)
  • Habitat: rich woods
  • Height: 8-18 inches
  • Flower size: 1/8 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: April to May
  • Origin: native
Mitella diphylla L.
Mitella diphylla L.
Mitella diphylla L.

Photographed in Franklin County, Pennsylvania in early May.

Mitella diphylla L.

Photographed in Franklin County, Pennsylvania in early May.

Mitella diphylla L.

Miterwort has shiny black seeds in shallow cups.

Mitella diphylla L.

A plant of miterwort in seed. Photographed near Ottawa, Canada in mid-June.