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Brewer's Mitrewort
Pectiantia breweri
About Brewer's Mitrewort (Pectiantia breweri) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mitella breweri is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common names Brewer's mitrewort and Brewer's bishop's cap. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to central California (Sierra Nevada range) and Nevada, where it grows in moist meadows, woods, and mountain forests. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing up to about 30 or 40 centimeters tall. Most of the leaves occur around the base of the stem. They have rounded blades several centimeters wide and edges divided into dull toothed lobes. The erect inflorescence bears several flowers, sometimes over 50, usually along one side of the stem. The distinctive flower is saucer-shaped with five greenish petals which are divided into narrow, whiskerlike lobes. This plant is listed as Pectiantia breweri by Calflora.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 29.6" - 93.7", Summer Precipitation: 1.26" - 2.61", Coldest Month: 29.0" - 41.3", Hottest Month: 52.0" - 66.7", Humidity: 0.91" - 19.80", Elevation: 1896" - 8668"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Brewer's Bishop's Cap, Brewer's 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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