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Mitella nuda (Naked miterwort)
Smith, R.W.

Mitella nuda

Mitella nuda L.

Naked Miterwort

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


USDA Symbol: MINU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Rounded, shallowly-lobed, basal leaves subtend a slender stem bearing tiny, whitish flowers. Each flower has five sepals and five fringed petals.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AK , CT , IA , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NY , PA , VT , WA , WI
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Nf. to AK, s. to New England, n.e. IA, n.c. MT & n.w. WA
Native Habitat: Cool, mossy, mixed woods; cedar swamps

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Propagation by seed and root or runner division. Fresh seeds sown at soil level germinate fairly well. A light mulch helps retain soil moisture. Seedlings start to bloom the third year. Divide rhizomes that are rooted.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Mitella nuda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mitella nuda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mitella nuda


Record Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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