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  Parnassia parviflora DC. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

from USDA Plants website

William S. Alverson
Family Saxifragaceae
Parnassia parviflora DC.
small-flowered grass-of-Parnassus
Parnassia: named for Mt. Parnassus of Greece, of uncertain application
parviflora: Latin for "small flower"
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Status: Endangered
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; leaf drawing usually 1 erect, stalkless, smaller stem leaf
Habitat: Lake Michigan shores, wet meadows; in limy soil

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Parnassia palustris L. var. parviflora (DC.) B.Boivin

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