Mitrewort (Mitella diphylla)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Mitella diphylla

A good ground cover in moist woodland[200]. Plants form a carpet and should be spaced about 45cm apart each way[208].

  • Medicinal Use

    An infusion of the leaves is used to treat fevers[200]. The infusion can also be used as eye drops for sore eyes[257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing it as soon as it is ripe or in early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Succeeds in moist woodlands and in pockets in rock gardens[200]. Requires a moist humus-rich soil[208]. Self-sows when grown in a rich soil[200] and usually spreads quickly by this means[208].
Eastern N. America – Quebec to Minnesota, North Carolina and Missouri.

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

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