mitrewort

Definitions of mitrewort
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n any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's miter

Synonyms:
bishop's cap, miterwort
Types:
Mitella diphylla, fairy cup
miterwort of northeastern North America usually with two opposite leaves on erect flowering stems that terminate in erect racemes of white flowers
Mitella pentandra, five-point bishop's cap
small plant with leaves in a basal cluster and tiny greenish flowers in slender racemes; northwestern North America to California and Colorado
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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