grass-of-Parnassus


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grass-of-Parnassus

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(Plants) a herbaceous perennial N temperate marsh plant, Parnassia palustris, with solitary whitish flowers: family Parnassiaceae
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Noun1.grass-of-Parnassus - any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercupgrass-of-Parnassus - any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercup
genus Parnassia - genus of bog herbs of Arctic and northern temperate regions
bog star, Parnassia palustris - plant having ovate leaves in a basal rosette and white starlike flowers netted with green
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
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Grass-of-Parnassus is one of our most elegant wildflowers, producing a single pristine white flower with five petals between June and September.
Being small, grass-of-Parnassus is easily over-shadowed by larger plants, but at Hummersea other plants grow poorly in the low nutrient soils, although this doesn't seem to bother the grass-of-Parnassus.
The federally endangered Cooley's meadowrue, proposed federally endangered golden sedge, and state endangered Carolina grass-of-Parnassus grow in a longleaf pine savanna in the heart of the property.