Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Parnassia glauca Raf. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Robert R. Kowal

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel
Family Saxifragaceae
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"
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Status: Native
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 leaf drawing; a smaller, non-clasping leaf usually on the lower half of the stem
Habitat: wet; bogs, meadows, shores; in limy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Parnassia americana Muhl.
Parnassia caroliniana Michx., misapplied

         
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