Calflora
Taxon  Report   6070    
Parnassia californica  (A. Gray) E. Greene

(not an active name)

California grass of parnassus,   Grass of parnassus
Parnassia californica, 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

Habitat: meadows

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

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSParnassia palustris var. californica
More information about  Parnassia californica

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: 09/16/2021).