Brewer’s Mitrewort (Mitella breweri)
The name has us thinking of mitrewort beer, but it’s actually named after William Henry Brewer (1828-1910), a prestigious botanist who explored California and the northwest, and has his name on several flowers. His recommendation was said to have influenced the decision by the U.S. to purchase Alaska. One must look closely to see the feathery petals. This plant, like its relative, foamflower, grows in moist forests.