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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 10 years ago

Thank you!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Wonderful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

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

misako
misako 10 years ago

Beautiful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 years ago

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

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 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 11 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 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 11 years ago

Beauty from Alps..!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 11 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 11 years ago

Gorgeous photos!
What a Beauty!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

I agree with ceherzog!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 years ago

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

ceherzog
ceherzog 11 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks sttweets!

sttweets
sttweets 11 years ago

Really nice!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks Coral! It is a gorgeous flower to photograph.

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 11 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thank you Tweact!

Tweact
Tweact 11 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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