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


15 cm ruler.


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 5 mm 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 14th in mixed woods, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, about 300 km northeast of Regina, SK and, June 22nd, mossy spruce woods, Nisbet Provincial Forest, 400 km north of our home in Regina, SK.