Taxon  Report   10180    
Parnassia palustris  L.
Marsh grass of parnassus
Parnassia palustris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.
also called Parnassia californica

Bloom Period
Genus: Parnassia
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2; (weak indicator)

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Parnassia californica
JEF: Parnassia palustris var. californica
JEF: Parnassia palustris var. montanensis
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More information about  Parnassia palustris
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Apr 09, 2020).