Definition of Grass-of-parnassus
1. Noun. Any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercup.
Group relationships: Genus Parnassia
Specialized synonyms: Bog Star, Parnassia Palustris
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grass-of-parnassus
Literary usage of Grass-of-parnassus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Book Prices Current (1897)
"4288 GRASS OF PARNASSUS. Rhymes Old and New. First edition. London, 1888. Crown Svo, cloth, gilt top. 4289 HELEN OF TROY. First edition. London, 1882. ..."
2. Mountain Wild Flowers of Canada: A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names and by Julia Wilmotte Henshaw (1906)
"Another species of this genus is /'. fimbriata, or Fringed Grass of Parnassus, also very common in moist places among the mountains. ..."
3. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"CAROLINA grass-of-parnassus. (Man. p. 476 ; IF f. iS¡2.') In swamps and low meadows, NB to Man., Va., 111. and Iowa. ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"GRASS OF PARNASSUS. About a dozen species of low- growing, moisture-loving, ... The plant which Dioscorides called "Grass of Parnassus" is P. palustris, ..."
5. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"Grass of Parnassus Family. 1. PARNASSIA L. 1. ... Grass of Parnassus. M. p. 476. Wet banks. Summer. Bucks— (P.). Lehigh—Black River bog (Kr.). ..."
6. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Grass of Parnassus should be provided for in the garden by utilising a damp-hollow, digging out the ordinary soil and filling in with peat. ..."