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Plant Details

Parnassia asarifolia

Kidney-leaved Grass-of-Parnassus, Appalachian Grass-of-Parnassus, Brook Parnassia

Scientific Name:

Parnassia asarifolia

Genus:

Parnassia

Species Epithet:

asarifolia

Common Name:

Kidney-leaved Grass-of-Parnassus, Appalachian Grass-of-Parnassus, Brook Parnassia

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Parnassiaceae (Grass-Of-Parnassus Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Bogs, sphagnous seeps, brookbanks, generally in more acidic habitats than P. grandifolia, up to elevations over 1800 m. (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

Flower

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Watauga County, August 2010

Flower and Buds

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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