Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Parnassia glauca Raf.
American grass-of-Parnassus, fen grass-of-Parnassus
Parnassia: named for Mt. Parnassus of Greece, of uncertain application
glauca: Greek meaning "grayish or bluish-green"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" wide, petals green-striped; solitary on a long stalk from base of the plant; blooms Aug.-Oct.|
|Leaf:||basal leaves stiff, leathery, with blades longer than wide and the bases rounded to slightly heart-shaped ; a smaller, non-clasping leaf usually on the lower half of the stem|
|Habitat: ||wet; bogs, meadows, shores; in limy soil|