Calflora
Taxon  Report   10180    
Parnassia palustris  L.
Marsh grass of parnassus
Parnassia palustris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
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Bloom Period
Family: Parnassiaceae  
Genus: Parnassia

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Ultramafic affinity: 2 - weak indicator

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFParnassia californica
JEFParnassia palustris var. californica
JEFParnassia palustris var. montanensis
JEFParnassia palustris var. neogaea
More information about  Parnassia palustris
International Plants Names Index

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Consortium of California Herbaria 2


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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/10/2021).