Parnassia glauca


Autik. Bot., 42. 1840.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 116. Mentioned on page 113.

Herbs with caudices. Stems 10–60 cm. Leaves: basal in rosettes; petiole 1.5–17 cm; blade (of larger leaves) oblong to orbiculate-ovate, 20–70 × 10–50 mm, longer than to ca. as long as wide, base cuneate to subcordate, apex obtuse to subacute; cauline on proximal 1/2 of stem or absent. Flowers: sepals reflexed in fruit, oblong, elliptic, or ovate, 2.5–5 mm, margins hyaline, 0.2–0.5 mm wide, entire, apex rounded; petals 5–12-veined, oblong to ovate, 9–18 × 6–10 mm, length 2–4 times sepals, base cuneate to rounded, margins entire or undulate; stamens 7–10 mm; anthers 1.2–2.8 mm; staminodes 3-fid almost to base, gland-tipped, 4–7 mm, shorter than to ca. equaling stamens, apical glands elliptic-oblong to subreniform, 0.3–0.7 mm; ovary green. Capsules 12–14 mm. 2n = 32.

Phenology: Flowering summer–early fall.
Habitat: Seasonally wet meadows, shores, fens, ditches, seeps, wet, calcareous soils.
Elevation: 50–700 m.


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Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), Ont., Que., Sask., Conn., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Maine, Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Vt., Wis.


The name Parnassia caroliniana has been misapplied to this species (for example, N. L. Britton and A. Brown 1913).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Maine +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.Dak. +, Vt. +  and Wis. +
50–700 m. +
Seasonally wet meadows, shores, fens, ditches, seeps, wet, calcareous soils. +
Flowering summer–early fall. +
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