Parnassia palustris, SE: Slåtterblomma, DE: Sumpf-Herzblatt,
NL: Parnassuskruid, UK: Grass-of-Parnassus
|| ||Parnassia palustris L.|
|| ||Slåtterblomma; synonym: hjärtblad, hjärtblomma|
|| ||Grass-of-Parnassus, Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus, Northern Grass-of-Parnassus, Bog-star |
|| ||Celastraceae, staff vine or bittersweet family, Benvedsväxter (Parnassiaceae, Slåtterblommeväxter)|
|| ||Deciduous, herbaceous perennial|
|| ||Height 5-25 cm, erect; usually 1-leaved, sometimes 2-leaved or leafles|
|| ||Oval to heart-shaped|
|| ||solitary terminating stems; sepals densely purple-brown punctate, elliptic or oblong; Cup-shaped,5 white petals, translucent nerves; stamens 5; pistil of 4 fused carpels, almost lacking style, with 4 stigmas; with claw, with scales or nectaries fringed with hairs, and yellow glands|
|| ||Capsule ovoid, 4-lobed; Seeds brown, glossy, oblong|
|| ||Fens, damp river-bank meadows and fells|
|| ||All over Sweden|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Parnassia, from Mount Parnassus in Greece, and was called gramen parnassium by Dodonaeus. In ancient times Mount Parnassus in Greece was said to be the home of Apollo and his muse – and grass of Parnassus is certainly as beautiful as any poem.
palustris, Palus, pool; growing in marshes.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.