Stem. - Six to twelve inches high, hairy, bearing two opposite leaves. Leaves. - Heart-shaped, lobed and toothed, those of the stem opposite and nearly sessile. Flowers. - White, small, in a slender raceme. Calyx. - Short, five-cleft. Corolla. - Of five slender petals which are deeply incised. Stamens. - Ten, short. Pistil. - One, with two styles.

The mitre-wort resembles the foam flower in foliage, but bears its delicate crystal-like flowers in a more slender raceme. It also is found in the rich woods, blossoming somewhat later.