(Tiara, a turban, from shape of pod.) Family, Saxifrage. Calyx, 5-parted. Petals, 5, on claws, long, narrow. Stamens, 10, long, conspicuous, giving the raceme of flowers a feathery, soft appearance. Styles, 2. Leaves, mostly from a root-stock, heart-shaped, with well-defined lobes and teeth, softly downy beneath. April and May.
The stem of the pretty false miterwort is a rootstock, from which the broad, open leaves and flower-stems, leafless, or sometimes with a leaf or two, grow a foot high or less. Range from New England southward along the mountains, and as far west as Minnesota. Hills and rocky woods, in rich soil.