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Three Parted Miterwort
Ozomelis trifida
About Three Parted Miterwort (Ozomelis trifida) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mitella trifida is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common names threeparted miterwort and Pacific miterwort. It is native to western North America from Alaska to Montana to California, where it grows in wet wooded habitat types. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing up to about 45 centimeters tall. The leaves occur around the base of the stem. They have rounded blades up to 10 centimeters wide and lobed, round-toothed edges. The erect flower cluster bears up to 20 flowers, usually along one side of the stem. The distinctive flower is cup-shaped with five white or violet-tinged petals which are usually, but not always, divided into three lance-shaped lobes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.49 - 1.5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Landscaping Information

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
2, 3, 4, 5*, 6*, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Wet slopes

Annual Precipitation: 47.5" - 110.0", Summer Precipitation: 1.17" - 3.75", Coldest Month: 36.5" - 38.7", Hottest Month: 53.8" - 56.1", Humidity: 3.03" - 11.89", Elevation: 5178" - 6039"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pacific Miterwort, Three-parted Miterwort, Threeparted Miterwort

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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