Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Parnassia parviflora DC.
Parnassia: named for Mt. Parnassus of Greece, of uncertain application
parviflora: Latin for "small flower"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, petals to 1/2 longer than the sepals; solitary; blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||basal leaves with oval to oblong blades, the bases tapering to the stem; usually 1 erect, stalkless, smaller stem leaf|
|Habitat: ||Lake Michigan shores, wet meadows; in limy soil|