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Five Stamened Miterwort
Pectiantia pentandra
About Five Stamened Miterwort (Pectiantia pentandra) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mitella pentandra is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name fivestamen miterwort. It is native to much of western North America from Alaska to California to Colorado, where it grows in moist, shady habitat such as meadows, woods, and mountain forests. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing up to about 50 or 60 centimeters tall. Most all of the leaves occur around the base of the stem. They have oval blades several centimeters wide with edges divided into toothed lobes. The erect flower cluster bears several flowers, sometimes up to 25, usually along one side of the stem. The distinctive flower is saucer-shaped with five green petals which are divided into narrow, whiskerlike lobes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.3 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7, 15*, 16*, 17*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Streambanks, wet meadows

Annual Precipitation: 25.2" - 109.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.99" - 3.78", Coldest Month: 29.2" - 43.5", Hottest Month: 49.1" - 65.3", Humidity: 1.36" - 17.20", Elevation: 1166" - 7790"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Fivestamen 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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