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Parnassia fimbriata (Fringed grass of parnassus)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Parnassia fimbriata

Parnassia fimbriata K.D. Koenig

Fringed grass of Parnassus, Fringed Parnassia

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PAFI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

A white or cream, saucer-shaped flower blooms atop each of several stems, with most leaves at base.

Parnassus, in both common and scientific names, probably dedicates the plant to the Muses, for snowcapped Mount Parnassus was celebrated as their home. The 5 fan-shaped, finger-tipped staminodia of Parnassia are distinctive.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Alaska to central California; east to the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Alberta.
Native Habitat: Wet places in the mountains.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Parnassia fimbriata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Parnassia fimbriata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Parnassia fimbriata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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