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Fringed Gr. Parnassus

Parnassia fimbriata

Description:

A very showy single flower atop a single stalk with a distinctive clasping leaf about half way up makes this a special find. The flower has five creamy white petals with greenish viens. Fleshy hairs fringe the base of petals which are the reproductive parts (stamens and staminodia, a sterile stamen). The stem is usually between 8 - 16" (20 - 40 cm) tall. Although commom it can be easily overlooked.

Habitat:

Found in moist areas, meadows and along streams, but usually above 4,000 ft. This one was spotted on the subalpine meadows on the Naches Peak Loop Trail, Mt. Rainier NP, WA.

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10 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Happy new year Yuko!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Thank you Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wonderful flowers great series :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Thank you Katriona and Marie! It's one of my favourites, too. :-)

Marie Cuenca
Marie Cuenca 8 years ago

Wow! Nice flower and great spotting! :-)

KatrionaSAuerbach
KatrionaSAuerbach 8 years ago

oh this is one of my northern favorites ... beautiful ... thank you for posting!!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Thank you dandoucette!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Love the fringes! Great shots.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Me, too! It's just a plain white flower, but when you take a look at it closely, it's so intricately beautiful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

I really love this plant!

YukoChartraw
Spotted by
YukoChartraw

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2012
Submitted on Sep 8, 2012

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