35 Bishop's Cap / Mitella nuda macro
Photo taken on 8 July 2011 and posted on Flickr on 16 July 2011.
This teeny flower is so small that I can never see, with the naked eye, whether an indiividual flower still has its petals. It's hard enough to find one of these tiny, thread-like plants as it is. This one did, but I'm sure I could have found a more photogenic one. However, I was kneeling in an undulating area of such deep, soft moss which made getting down and especially getting up again really difficult, so I couldn't face trying again. I guess you'd call this a supermacro, ha. If you only knew how many times I have tried to get even a half-decent photo of one of these flowers and almost always failed! Photographed at Brown-Lowery Provincial Park on July 8th.
This native plant belongs to the Saxifrage family, Saxifragaceae. It is also called Bare-stemmed Mitrewort, Bishop's Cap, Common Mitrewort, Miterwort, and Northern Bishop's Cap. There are 5-8 tiny flowers on the upper half of the slender, flowering stems, 7-20cm high. Each exquisite flower has 5 greenish-yellow or white, snow-flake design petals, with ten stamens, 6mm (just under quarter of an inch) across.
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