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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Celastrales (10)

        Family: Parnassiaceae (1)(family description)

          Genus: Parnassia (1)

            Epithet: palustris L. (7)

Synonyms: Enneadynamis polonorum Bubani, Parnassia alpina Dalla Torre, Parnassia ciliata Gilib., Parnassia europaea Pers., Parnassia mucronata Siebold & Zucc., Parnassia obtusiflora Rupr., Parnassia ovata Ledeb., Parnassia palustris (Rouy & E.G.Camus) Braun-Blanq., Parnassia tenuis DC., Parnassia vulgaris Dum.Cours.

alpina => from the Alps

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

europaea => from Europe

mucronata => terminating, an organ with a straight, stiff and sharp point

ovata => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

palustris => bog, swamp-loving

vulgaris => common, everyday


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

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