Bishop's Cap (Mitella diphylla)
Bishop's Cap (Mitella diphylla)

Bishop's Cap (Mitella diphylla)

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Mitella diphylla, 1/2-pint plug

Exposure: Partial-Shade
Soil: Medium Dry-Medium Wet
Height: 12 inches
Blooms: May, June

DescriptionYou'll fall in love with the tiny snowflake-like, fringed flowers atop the thin stems of Bishop's Cap. The upright capsules are designed for a type of seed dispersal known as splash-cup dispersal. When raindrops strike the capsule, the splash sends seeds flying up to a meter away.  The plants spread slowly by rhizomes and make a wonderful addition to deciduous woodlands and shade gardens.  Bishop's Cap can tolerate drier full shade sites, although its preference is for medium soils and partial sun in the spring months.