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Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus/Bog star

Parnassia palustris

Description:

This plant is recognizable by its beautiful white flowers with 5 ribbed petals. The last shot shows the plant's heart-shaped leaf, found at the base. Each stem carries one flower. Usually found in patches but this one was standing alone along a mountain path.

Habitat:

Found mostly in high mountain meadows, but also in marshy places, on the banks of streams, in mountain bogs. Spotted here at 1400m ASL.

Notes:

Flowers in July and August.

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20 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wonderful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Misako! It's one of my favourite flowers.

misako
misako 9 years ago

Beautiful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

You're right Ashish, digital certainly gives us more control. Mountain weather can be challenge!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Yes..Daniele... Thankfully we have Digital camera now...with film camera I have lost many shots with blurred images due to gales...in Mountains... in past decades...!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

I agree! Wind can be a photographer's worst friend. :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Nicole, Dangermouse and Ashish! Dangermouse when it's windy flowers don't cooperate that much! :-) Hopefully not on that day.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Beauty from Alps..!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

That first picture is stunning indeed - amazing! Though I find flowers easier to photograph as they don't move very much! :) But still, this is a great series, thanks for sharing with us.

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

Gorgeous photos!
What a Beauty!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

I agree with ceherzog!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks ceherzog! It was a good day to get details on a white flower: no sunshine...

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

These are beautiful pictures. I don't know which one I like the best. A very cool flower.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks sttweets!

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

Really nice!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Coral! It is a gorgeous flower to photograph.

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 9 years ago

These are gorgeous! I wish that my camera would focus so clearly on details! :D

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Tweact!

Tweact
Tweact 9 years ago

Lovely first picture!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Bern - Berne, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 28, 2011
Submitted on Jul 30, 2011

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