Astrophytum myriostigma, the bishop's cap cactus, bishop's hat or bishop's miter cactus, is a species of cactus native to the highlands of northeastern and central Mexico.
Found in wet situations or growing on rotting logs, usually with bryophytes, naked bishop's-cap was used medicinally by the Woodlands Cree, who crushed the leaves and wrapped them in a small piece of cloth, which they inserted into the ear to treat earache.
Two-leaved bishop's-cap is a lovely little wildflower of rich deciduous woodlands, with dainty fringed flower petals. The flowers develop into unusual cup-like fruits with tiny black seeds nestled inside. The Menominee considered these seeds to have sacred properties, and used them in their medicine dance. 041b061a72