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Mitella nuda
bare-stemmed mitrewort

Distribution: Alaska south to the Cascades of northwest Washington, east to Labrador and south to north-central Montana.

Habitat: Damp woods, along streams and in bogs.

Flowers: June - August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Rhizomatous and stoloniferous perennial, the erect scapes 5-20 cm. tall, leafless or with a reduced leaf near the base, finely glandular-puberulent.


Leaves basal, long-petiolate, the blades cordate to reniform, 1-3 cm. long, doubly toothed, the teeth rounded, with a few fine, stiff hairs on the upper surface.


Inflorescence a 3- to 12-flowered raceme, blossoming upward; pedicels 2-6 mm. long; calyx saucer-shaped, lobed over half its length, the 5 segments ovate, spreading, 1.5 mm. long; petals 5, greenish-yellow, 4 mm. long, filiformly dissected into 8 lateral divisions; stamens 10.


Ovary 1/3-1/2 inferior, carpels 2.

Accepted Name:
Mitella nuda L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 406. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Mitella prostrata Michx.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Mitella nuda in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Mitella nuda checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Mitella nuda atlas page.

CalPhotos: Mitella nuda photos.

USDA Plants: Mitella nuda information.

15 photographs:
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