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Mitella trifida

Mitella trifida Graham

Miterwort, Threeparted Miterwort

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)


USDA Symbol: MITR4

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

Small, round, light green, saxifrage-like leaves occur in basal rosettes which send out stolons to start more rosettes in strawberry fashion. A nearly leafless flowering stem, from 6-16 in. tall, bears a spike of tiny, white to purple-tinged flowers. Each flower has an extremely intricate, snowflake-like design visible only on close inspection.


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: B.C., s. to n. CA, e. to Alt. & s. MT mts.
Native Habitat: Deep woods; moist, mt. slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Description: Damp, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: A good ground cover for the woodland garden.


Description: Propagate by seed or rooted stolons.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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