Mitreola petiolata (J.F. Gmel.) Torr. & Gray
Greek mitra = mitre or cap, in reference to the fruit resembling a cap.
Common names: lax hornpod
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|Flowers are in long-peduncled cymes. Five sepals, petals and stamens.||fruit is a two-horned capsule.|
|Leaves are ovate-elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate. Mitreola petiolata grows in moist, sandy areas and ponds. This one was growing in shallow sand on limestone.|