Mitella diphylla ("a cap," from the shape of the pod)

Family, Saxifrage. Calyx, 5-cleft. Petals, 5, much cut into slender divisions. Stamens, 10. Syles, 2, short. Capsule, 2-beaked. Flowers, in slender, graceful racemes, 6 to 8 inches long, on rather low and small, hairy stems. Leaves, of 2 kinds; those on the root-stocks or runners, on slender petioles, heart-shaped, 3 to 5-lobed, toothed; those on the flower-stem, a pair, opposite, sessile, with stipules between. May.

Rich, moist woods, from New England to North Carolina and far westward.