Photographer: William S. Alverson
Parnassia palustris L. var. tenuis Wahlenb.
marsh grass-of-Parnassus, swamp grass-of-Parnassus
Parnassia: named for Mt. Parnassus of Greece, of uncertain application
palustris: "of marshes"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, petals 1/2 to 2 times longer than the triangular sepals; solitary; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||basal leaves with oval-rounded blade and rounded to heart-shaped base; the clasping stem leaf as large as the basal leaves|
|Habitat: ||wet; shores, meadows; in limy soil|