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Fringed Grass of Parnassus
Parnassiaceae
Parnassia fimbriata


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Parnassiaceae Family

Parnassia Genus

Location

Wasatch Mountains in Utah.

Physical Description
The flower has 5 white petals, each with light green vein-like lines on them. In the center, are five three-pronged sterile stamens, each tipped with shiny, drop-like, false nectaries, which (along with the green lines) seem to lead flies and bees to the nectar in the very center of the flower.


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Parnassiaceae
Celastrales
Celastrales
Higher Stars Order
Oxid Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

This is an uncommon flower. It is very small. It grows in moist soil.
Grows near water above 9,000 feet. Blooms from July to September.
Parnassus is a sacred mountain in Greece, frequented by Apollo and his muses.
Grass of Parnassus is also known as Bog-Stars.

Usually included in the Saxifragaceae Family.



Fringed Grass of Parnassus
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - August 16, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - August 16, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - August 16, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - August 16, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - August 16, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower - August 02, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower - August 02, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower - August 02, 2009



Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower
Fringed Grass of Parnassus - Flower - August 02, 2009

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