Mitella diphylla

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Mitella diphylla
Mitella diphylla Twoleaf miterwort.jpg
Mitella diphylla from the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, NC
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Mitella
Species: M. diphylla
Binomial name
Mitella diphylla

Mitella diphylla, the twoleaf miterwort[1] or two-leaved mitrewort,[2] is a clump forming, open woodland plant growing from a fibrouse root system. The species is placed in the Saxifragaceae family. It is native to Eastern North America and is a spring blooming plant with lacy, white flowers produced on stems growing from 20 to 50 centimetres (7.9 to 19.7 in) tall. The seeds are produced in small green cups and when ripe are black and released by mid summer. This species is grown as an ornamental plant in shade gardens.


  1. ^ "Mitella diphylla". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.