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Two-leaved mitrewort

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



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

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Saxifragaceae

Growing conditions

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



  • Zone 3

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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