grass-of-Parnassus

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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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It is also home to tafod y gors, or butterwort, whose slippery leaves catch insects, and the pretty grass of Parnassus, which is really a flower.
The dunes and grassland, with plants like Grass of Parnassus, are habitats for dark green fritillary and grayling butterflies, woolly bear tiger moth caterpillars, and the red and green cinnabar moth.
Where the peat is flushed by water emerging from adjacent mineral soils, the vegetation is dominated by tall sedges, common butterwort and grass of Parnassus.