from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The two-leaved bishop's-cap or miterwort, Mitella diphylla: so called from the fringe-like petals rising out of a cup-shaped calyx.
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The slender mitella, or fringe-cup, or false sanicle – one does not like a false name for a flower – hangs its tiny white cups at intervals on a tall, slender, two-leaved stalk; a pretty, unpretending little thing, which scatters its black seeds very early in the season.
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