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Grass of Parnassus
Grass of Parnassus
Parnassia glauca

I located this uncommon wildflower in the town of Canton, NY. The leaves are fleshly, almost succullent and the plants require constant moisture. They prefer partial shade and were growing in a limestone seep on a path cut through Cedar woods.


Soil Type - Sandy loam, calcium rich wetland
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - Moist to wet, soil should never dry
Light - Partial shade - sun


Height - To 4 in. with flower stalks to 1½ ft.
Time of Bloom - July - August
Flower color - Single flower - white with green veins
Propagation - Division
Transplants - Easily

Grass of Parnassus