American grass-of-Parnassus, more...
[Parnassia americana Muhl.]
Etymology: Parnassia: named for Mt. Parnassus of Greece, of uncertain application
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb
Leaves: basal leaves stiff, leathery, with blades longer than wide and the bases rounded to slightly heart-shaped ; a smaller, non-clasping leaf usually on the lower half of the stem
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" wide, petals green-striped; solitary on a long stalk from base of the plant; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: wet; bogs, meadows, shores; in limy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = OBL Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USGS - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin