Largeleaf Grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia grandifolia)
|Photo by Eleanor Dietrich. To see more photos of Parnassia grandifolia, |
check out Eleanor's "Grass-of-Parnassus Essay" on Flickr.
Largeleaf Grass-of-Parnassus with both fertile and infertile
stamens elongated and pistil orange with pollen from another
plant. The petals have fallen off, and the striped sepals are visible.
Photo by Eleanor Dietrich.
|Largeleaf Grass-of-Parnassus basal leaves. Photo by Shirley Denton.|
It is sometimes called bog-star.
Grass-of-Parnassus is celebrated in the Andrew Lang poem and poetry collection of the same name.
Native range: Vouchered only in Franklin, Liberty, Marion and Putnam counties
Hardiness: Zones 8–11
Soil: Seasonally wet to saturated soils
Exposure: Full sun
Growth habit: 2–3' tall
Garden tips: This is a rare specimen that is not commercially available and is not easily propagated. You'll have to visit its natural setting in order to see it!
To see where largleaf Grass-of-Parnassus occurs naturally, visit florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2982.