[Bishop-caps and Mitreworts: The Genus Mitella in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Oval-leaved Mitrewort, Coastal Mitrewort

Mitella ovalis

Synonym: Pectiantia ovalis

Inflorescence of Coastal Bishop's Cap, Coastal Mitrewort, Oval-leaved Mitrewort: Mitella ovalis (Synonym: Pectiantia ovalis)
The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of oval-leaved mitrewort as seen in the webmaster's garden in Gresham, OR........April, 2005. The saucer-shaped calyx is much broader than long with the stamens opposite the sepals. The branched petals are found between the sepals.

Flowers of Coastal Bishop's Cap, Coastal Mitrewort, Oval-leaved Mitrewort: Mitella ovalis (Synonym: Pectiantia ovalis)The photo at right shows close-ups of the flowers of oval-leaved mitrewort as seen in the webmaster's garden in Gresham, OR...........April, 2005.
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Habitat:

Feathery mitrewort may be found in moist, shady woods and in creek bottoms or on moist banks.


Range:

Oval-leaved mitrewort may be found from British Columbia south between the coast and Cascade Mountains to central California.

In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found between the elevations 2500'-3300' between Silver Star Mt.and Three Corner Rock.

 


Leaf of Coastal Bishop's Cap, Coastal Mitrewort, Oval-leaved Mitrewort: Mitella ovalis (Synonym: Pectiantia ovalis) - Leaf of Coastal Bishop's Cap, Coastal Mitrewort, Oval-leaved Mitrewort: Mitella ovalis (Synonym: Pectiantia ovalis)

The 2 photos above show close-ups of the leaves of oval-leaved mitrewort as seen in the webmaster's garden in Gresham, OR.........April, 2005. The upper surface of the leaf blades are typically strongly hirsute as seen in both photos.

Paul Slichter