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Grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia palustris)
Grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia palustris)

Growing on coastal wet moorland

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Species with which Grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia palustris) interacts


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very nice

very nice

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An interesting and beautiful flower. It is named after the mountain in Greece where Apollo and the nine muses were supposed to live.

It is asociated with St Moluag and the Clan MacLea as it is beleived to be a favourite of the Irish saint.

I have never found any medicinal uses for this plant, which in itself is unusual for a plant that used to be more widespread.

Graham Banwell

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