Meet the Miterwort (Mitella diphylla), a.k.a., Twoleaf Miterwort and Coolwort. These plants have delicate little flowers growing on slender spikes. I found them growing in the shaded woods along the rail trail between Little Falls and Opekiska lock and dam.
The plant belongs to the Saxifragaceae family.
You have to look very closely to appreciate the bloom (right), which to my eye looks more like a snowflake than a bishop's miter.
Now, meet the Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), a.k.a., Allegheny Foamflower, False Miterwort, or Coolwort. They were growing in large patches beneath trees, situation between the rail trail and the river, about half-way between Little Falls and Opekiska lock and dam.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
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