mitrewort


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mitrewort

(ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt) or

miterwort

n
(Plants) any of several Asian and North American saxifragaceous plants of the genus Mitella, having clusters of small white flowers and capsules resembling a bishop's mitre. Also called: bishop's-cap
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Noun1.mitrewort - any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's mitermitrewort - any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's miter
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mitella, Mitella - genus of low slender herbs of North America and northeastern Asia having flowers with trifid or pinnatifid petals
Mitella diphylla, fairy cup - miterwort of northeastern North America usually with two opposite leaves on erect flowering stems that terminate in erect racemes of white flowers
five-point bishop's cap, Mitella pentandra - small plant with leaves in a basal cluster and tiny greenish flowers in slender racemes; northwestern North America to California and Colorado
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Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) and Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) dominated the understory; Pacific Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium glechomaefolium) and Five-stamened Mitrewort (Mitella pentandra) dominated the groundcover (Fig.
Mitella diphylla L.; Two-leaved Mitrewort; North-facing woodland slope and along Lick Creek; Infrequent but locally abundant; C = 7; BSUH 13228.
Mitella diphylla L.: Two-Leaved Mitrewort; frequent; mostly in low areas along streams; BSUH 12429.