Mitella diphylla - Bishop's-Cap Twoleaf Miterwort
Bishop's-Cap or Twoleaf Miterwort
This subtlety spectacular species is in its element in moist, shady gardens featuring foliage that best resembles Heuchera, forming a basal mound. Slender stalks rise above the foliage bearing very small, white, snowflake-like blooms along its length. Outstanding when grouped!
- Delicate bloom attracts early nectar seekers
- Pest and maintenance-free once established
- Wonderful when grouped toward the garden front
- Needs adequate moisture in soil to establish
- Woodland native groundcover that thrives in shade
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Mitella diphylla's unique growth contributes to many of its common names. Bishop's Cap for instance is derived from the resemblance of the seed capsules to the headdress or miter, worn by bishops.
Grows well in organically rich, well-drained, average to moist soils in partial or full shade.