Mitella nuda (Bishop's Cap) - photos and description

Mitella nuda

Mitella nuda
15 cm ruler for scale.

Mitella nuda

General: Delicate woodland perennial, rhizomatous. Stems pubescent.

Flowers: Flowers grow in a loose raceme. The flowers are small with 5 deeply incised petals, we measured flowers at 1 cm in diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are basal, long stalked, orbicular, crenate, with a cordate base. We measured a leaf at 35 mm wide and long. Leaves hairy both sides, stiff hairs grow perpendicular to the leaf upper surface.

Height: Listed in Budd's Flora to a height of 20 cm, plant in above photo was 18 cm tall.

Habitat: Mossy, wet woods in the boreal forest.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the photos June 22nd, mossy spruce woods, Nisbet Provincial Forest, 400 km north of our home in Regina, SK.