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flower deserves to be looked at under a hand lens, but perhaps none more so
than Miterwort, also known as Bishop’s Cap (Mitella diphylla).  The delicate arms radiating out from the
flower’s center bear an uncanny resemblance to a 4-pointed snowflake. The fruit
of this member of the Saxifrage family resembles a mitre, or bishop’s cap;
hence, its common names.

2 responses

  1. Viola

    Best close-up I’ve ever seen of Mitella diphylla. Thanks for sharing it. Too often the intricate beauty of nature isn’t seen or appreciated. Such a gift, such magic surrounds us if we know where to look

    May 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

  2. HT

    Marvelous post. Mary, do you carry/use different cameras or just one? Do you have current favorite(s)? I need to replace my Canon G-Series, have long admired your photos (realizing it’s 5% camera and 95% photographer)and am looking for pointers. Both close-up and telephoto capabilities are of interest.

    May 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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