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Connecticut Plants
Naked Miterwort
Mitella nuda L.

Naked miterwort is rare in Connecticut, and the state classifies it as a species of special concern. The "naked" in the name comes from the flower stalk, which is naked of leaves. This is in contrast to the related plant miterwort, which has a pair of leaves on its stem.

  • Family: saxifrage (Saxifragaceae)
  • Habitat: bogs and wet woods, usually in cool areas
  • Height: 3-8 inches
  • Flower size: 3/16 inch across
  • Flower color: pale green
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Origin: native
Mitella nuda L.
Mitella nuda L.
Mitella nuda L.

Naked miterwort growing in sphagnum moss in wet woods. Photographed in mid-June Clarendon Township, Quebec.

Mitella nuda L.

Photographed in early June in Bruce County, Ontario.