Native Plant of the Week: Bishop's Cap ~ Mitella diphylla
Other Common Name: Two-Leaved Miterwort
Bishop's Cap is a versatile perennial native that can be found growing in a variety of exposures and soils from woodlands to open cliffs.
Similar to a Heuchera in appearance with round, lobed basal leaves and tall flower stalks (4-8"). The opposite leaves on the flower stalk are stemless and clasp the stem.
The leaves and flower stalks are sometimes browsed by deer and rabbits but once you have a small population established you will still have plenty of flowers.
It is native to eastern North America from Ontario south to Arkansas and eastwards.
© Heather Holm, 2015. Heather Holm