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Plant Details

Parnassia grandifolia

largeleaf grass of Parnassus, Bigleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Limeseep Parnassia

Scientific Name:

Parnassia grandifolia

Common Name:

largeleaf grass of Parnassus, Bigleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Limeseep Parnassia

Plant Family

Parnassiaceae (Lepuropetalon and Parnassia Families)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

white and green

Size in Feet:

.3 to 1.6 ft

Bloom Time:

September, October

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Coast

Habitat Description:

Fens, gravelly seepages, pineland seepage bogs and ecotones, primarily or solely over calcareous, mafic, or ultramafic rocks, in the outer Coastal Plain in seepage over marl on nearly vertical river bluffs on the Cape Fear River (NC) and in pineland seepage bogs.

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:

T - Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

SC - Special Concern (*)

Notes:

"The discovery of populations of this species in Brunswick and Columbus counties, NC,was remarkable...Parnassia in Coastal Plain savannas should not necessarily be assumed to be P. caroliniana." Weakley Flora 2012 Nov

In bloom

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Paynter, September 22, 2014

Habitat

In this photo, Bigleaf Grass-of-Parnassus was growing on a gravelly seepage slope.

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Paynter, September 2014

Close-up of flower

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Paynter, September 2014

Close-up of leaves

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Fruit

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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