Parnassia palustris

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Parnassia palustris
Parnassia palustris (flowers).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Parnassia
Species: P. palustris
Binomial name
Parnassia palustris
L.
Parnassia palustris distribution maps.svg

Parnassia palustris, commonly called Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus, Northern Grass-of-Parnassus, or just Grass-of-Parnassus,[1] and Bog-star, is a species of the genus Parnassia.[2]

It is the county flower of Cumbria and Sutherland in the United Kingdom, and appears on the county arms of the former county. The name comes from ancient Greece: evidently the cattle on Mount Parnassus appreciated the plant; hence it was an "honorary grass".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Plants Profile — Parnassia palustris L., marsh grass of Parnassus". U.S. Department of Agriculture — Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Grass-of-Parnassus". Plantlife. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 

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