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Grass of Parnassus

Parnassia glauca


The delicate, green veins of the petals are the distinctive feature of this perennial. Despite its common name, it does not really resemble a grass; Parnassus refers to the Greek mountain, sacred to Apollo, where the ancient naturalist Dioscorides observed similar plants in meadows.

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Beautiful capture Aarongunnar,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing your amazing spotting page

armadeus.4 6 years ago


Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 years ago

Great picture and great description! Congrats on the SOTD.

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Aarongunnar, this intricate Grass of Parnassus flower has earned you a Spotting of the Day!


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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2015
Submitted on Oct 15, 2016

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