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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These were grass-of-Parnassus - and that is really exciting.
Grass-of-Parnassus is not a grass, it gets its name from the green stripes on its white flower.
Grass-of-Parnassus is one of our most elegant wildflowers, producing a single pristine white flower with five petals between June and September.