Parnassia fimbriata

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Scientific Name Parnassia fimbriata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Grass of Parnassus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Celastraceae (Staff-tree), formerly Parnassiaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine. Boggy areas, streamsides, wetlands.
Plant: Small erect perennial 4 to 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Kidney-shaped basal leaves 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch across with petioles 1 to 4 inches long; small bract-like leaf midway on stem.
Inflorescence: Single white saucer-shaped blossom with 5 petals fringed at base, 5 fertile stamens and 5 sterile stamens. ,
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
Colorado Status

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