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Brewer's mitrewort

Mitella breweri

Brewer's bishop's cap (Eng.)

This small, woodland plant forms dense, green groundcover in moist and shady areas. The genus name 'Mitella' means 'little mitre' as the flowers supposedly resemble a bishop's headdress. The abundance of small flowers from this species make it a great way to attract small beneficial insects and pollinators.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest the seeds in Autumn when ripe.

Propagation

Seed
Plant seeds in fertile soil where desired, 3cm under the surface - scattered evenly for a natural look.
Division
The plant will spread to form clump, which can be divided and planted in spring or autumn.

Special features

Attracts birds
The seeds are often sought after by terrestrial bird species.
Attracts useful insects
The small flowers attract bees, ladybirds, moths/butterflies and other pollinators.

Geography

Origin
North America
Natural climate
Cold and Temperate Interior

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Saxifragaceae
Flower colour
Mild green
Scent
None

Problems

Generally, pest and disease free.

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