Definition of grass of Parnassus in English:

grass of Parnassus

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  • A herbaceous plant of north temperate regions, which bears a solitary white flower.
    • Genus Parnassia, family Saxifragaceae: several species, in particular P. palustris
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    • Grass of Parnassus is a late summer gem in the Yorkshire Dales.
    • Both Old Fen and Middle Fen are dominated by a mix of saw sedge and black bog rush, with shows of grass of Parnassus in the calcium-rich spring flushes.
    • A single stem leaf, located near the midpoint of the flowering stem, makes grass of Parnassus easy to identify.

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