Parnassia fimbriata

Fringed Grass Of Parnassus

Tuft upright to spreading. Leaves round or heart-shaped. Flowers held well above leaves, 5 white oval petals with fringed edges near center. A stamen-like gland on top of each petal has 9 or fewer flat lobes with rounded tips. Grows in wet meadows, rocky seeps, in all elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--2 feet
  • Habitat: Meadow, Subalpine, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, West Gorge, N Cascades NP, Steens
  • Native: Yes