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Parnassia  palustris L.   
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FamilyCELASTRACEAE
Genus species var.Parnassia  palustris L. 
SynonymsParnassia obtusiflora Rupr.
 Parnassia palustris ssp. obtusiflora (Rupr.) D.A.Webb
 Parnassia palustris var. montanensis (Rydb.) C.L.Hitchc.
Territory
bogs, marshes
Description basal leaves long petiolate, cordate, 1-3cm wide, flowers solitary, sepals oblong or elliptic, 4-6mm lon, petals oval, 8-12mm long
Size10-20cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Caind
Typetuft
Cultivationvery moist to boggy, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, sandy soil, semi-shade
Propagationfresh seed, germ. 3-12 months, 13-16°C
division in early spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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