Calflora
Taxon  Report   10180 
Parnassia palustris  L.
Marsh grass of parnassus
Parnassia palustris
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Parnassia palustris
© 2002 Russell Towle
Parnassia palustris
© 2008 Keir Morse
Parnassia palustris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Parnassia palustris
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Family: PARNASSIACEAE   (PLANTS: SAXIFRAGACEAE)
Genus: Parnassia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities:
Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Parnassia californica
More information about  Parnassia palustris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PAPA8)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2017).

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