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Connecticut Plants
Grass-of-Parnassus
Parnassia glauca Raf.
  • Family: grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassiaceae)
  • Habitat: wet meadows, usually in limy soil
  • Height: 6-24 inches
  • Flower size: 1 inch wide
  • Flower color: white with greenish veins
  • Flowering time: July to October
  • Origin: native
Parnassia glauca Raf.
Parnassia glauca Raf.
Parnassia glauca Raf.

It's rather mysterious how grass-of-Parnassus got its name, as the leaves look nothing like grass.