grass-of-Parnassus


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Related to grass-of-Parnassus: parnassia, Parnassia palustris

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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Being small, grass-of-Parnassus is easily over-shadowed by larger plants, but at Hummersea other plants grow poorly in the low nutrient soils, although this doesn't seem to bother the grass-of-Parnassus.