Naked Mitrewort - Mitella nuda
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Stems 5–20 cm. Leaf blades 1–4 cm wide, suborbicular, with crenate or shallowly lobed margins. Inflorescence of 3 to 10 flowers maturing upward. Flowers saucer-shaped; calyx purplish, 2–4 mm wide, the lobes spreading; petals 2–3 mm long with 3 to 4 pairs of lobes; stamens 10. Capsule half exposed above the hypanthium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Widespread in northeastern North America and Asia, spotty distribution in northwestern North America.
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Wet riparian forest, often beneath spruce, growing with species of horsetails (Equisetum
); valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.