Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Parnassia palustris L. var. tenuis Wahlenb. image
Photographer: William S. Alverson           

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Kurt Stüber

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Saxifragaceae
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"
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Status: Threatened
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; leaf drawing the clasping stem leaf as large as the basal leaves
Habitat: wet; shores, meadows; in limy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Parnassia multiseta (Ledeb.) Fernald
Parnassia palustris L. subsp. neogaea (Fernald) Hultén
Parnassia palustris L. var. neogaea Fernald

         
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