Parnassia palustris subsp. neogaea (Fern.) Hult.
FamilySaxifragaceae — APG family: Celastraceae
SynonymsParnassia palustris var. neogaea Fern.
Common namenorthern grass-of-parnassus, bog star
DescriptionGlabrous; leaves ovate, cordate; stem with single, sessile, cordate leaf at middle; calyx lobes oblong-lanceolate, somewhat acute; petals white, twice as long as calyx lobes, 5-9-nerved; staminodia dilated, with several slender cilia, nearly as long as stamens. :
EcologyWet meadows, heaths, thickets. P. palustris described from Europe.
Specimens apparently transitional to var. montanénsis (Fern. & Rydb.) Hitchc. (P. montanensis Fern. & Rydb.) occur, with stem leaves not clasping, short petals, and staminodia with less numerous cilia. Var. montanensis, a very doubtful taxon, occurs from Alberta to Montana. Circumpolar map indicates range of entire species complex.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.