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grass-of-Parnassus:

see saxifragesaxifrage
, common name for several members of the Saxifragaceae, a family of widely varying herbs, shrubs, and small trees of cosmopolitan distribution. They are found especially in north temperate zones and include many arctic and alpine species.
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Visitors can see a flower known as Grass of Parnassus, which only grows in one spot on the cliffs at a site of special scientific interest.
A creek burbles out from the meadow amid purple aster, blue gentian and white grass of parnassus.
This Site of Special Scientific Interest harbours other wildlife gems, like the rare orchid Tafod Y Gors or butterwort, which catches insects with its slippery leaves, and the Grass of Parnassus, a delicate flower.