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Two-leaved mitrewort

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  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Two-leaved mitrewort (Mitella diphylla)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Stéphane Bailleul)

Onglets

Botany

Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. Its tiny white springtime flowers, with their finely indented petals, are reminiscent of snowflakes. The floral stem bears a pair of opposite leaves about halfway up. The plant can make beautiful shade ground cover.

Height: 25 to 45 cm
Width: 15 cm
Blooms: white, May to June
Attraction for wildlife: attracts pollinators

Common name

Two-leaved mitrewort

Latin name (genus)

Mitella diphylla

French common name

Botanical family

  • Saxifragaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: semi-shade, shade
Soil type: fresh, rich, well-drained

 

Hardiness

  • Zone 3

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