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Grass-of-Parnassus
Parnassia glauca

• Family: Saxifrage (Saxifragaceae)
• Habitat: wet meadows, usually in limy soil
• Height: 6-24 inches
• Flower size: 1 inch wide
• Flower color: white with greenish veins
• Flowering time: July to October
• Origin: native

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It's rather mysterious how grass-of-Parnassus got its name, as the leaves look nothing like grass.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.