Miterwort; Bishop's Cap
Mitella diphylla / Saxifrage Family
Height: 4" -16"
April 15, 2005
You'll find Miterwort blooming in mid-April along stream banks and in low woodlands in many areas of East Tennessee. I found this blooming in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The plants can grow to 16 inches tall and often grow in large patches. You must get down on the level of the flowers to truly appreciate their delicate beauty! (See following picture) Diphylla means two leaves, there are two opposite leaves on the stem of the plant.
Where seen: Frozen Head SP, Norris Dam SP, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Piney River Pocket Wilderness, Warrior's Path SP, Ijams Nature Center