Belongs to: flowering plants

Grass-of-parnassus Parnassis palustris

Best time to see: Jun to Sep

Key facts

A delicate marshland plant with striking white flowers on upright stems, above glossy heart-shaped leaves

Its name derives from the translucent green stripes on its flowers

Once widely distibuted, now it is limited to the north of the UK and the Norfolk Broads

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© Tony Gunton