Botanical Name: Parnassia glauca
Height: About 20 cm.
Season of bloom: Late summer.
Growing Conditions: Sun. Lean, constantly moist limey soil.
Wildlife benefits: The flowers are visited by a variety of insects. One of the flower-visiting bees, Andrena parnassiae, is a specialist pollinator (oligolege) of Grass-of-Parnassus.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Original seed collected on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
Remarks: A gem for the fen garden. Worth creating a fen garden to grow!
Similar species: See also Sticky False Asphodel for a good companion plant.
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