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Plant Details

Parnassia caroliniana

Grass of Parnassus

Scientific Name:

Parnassia caroliniana

Common Name:

Grass of Parnassus

Plant Family

Parnassiaceae (Lepuropetalon and Parnassia Families)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Full-Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

Sep - Nov

Bloom Area:

Coast

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

Global Rank:

G3 - 21-100 Extant Populations - Rare or uncommon in the world (*)

State Status:

E - Endangered (*)

Federal Status:

SC - Special Concern (*)

Grass of Parnassus

In the savanna enviornment

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Tom Harville

It takes some serious searching to find this plant without the blooms tipping you off.

Leaves

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Bud

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Bloom

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Oct 08

Bloom

Nearly two weeks later

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The Petals Have Fallen Off

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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