Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
FOAMFLOWER, FALSE MITERWORT
R. W. Smith
Deciduous and mixed forests, often in wet hollows or springy places; swamps; sometimes associated with cedar and hemlock, especially at southern stations. Michigan is at the western edge of the range of this species in North America, and its distribution here is rather patchy, frequent in some areas, largely absent in others.
The foliage is remarkably similar to that of Mitella diphylla, but the petals are entire, the flowers borne on longer pedicels (ca. 4–10 mm), the carpels nearly separate and quite unequal, and the scape is naked (rarely with a small leaf or bract).