Northern Grass-of-Parnassus

Parnassia palustris
Saxifragaceae/Saxifrage Family

Grass of Parnassus grows in wet meadows, roadside ditches and lake margins. It grows in a small clump with small, heart shaped, yellowish-green leaves at the base. White, 5 petaled flowers grow on top of a 5-8" stem.

The term parnassus comes from Mt. Parnassus, the holy mountain of Apollo and the Muses in Greece.

Parnassia palustris Northern Grass of Parnassus


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