Parnassia palustris

Grass of Parnassus - Found mainly in west and central Ireland in damp grassland and dunes. They flower from July to September and grow up to a height of 40 cm. Grows on the fells of Cumberland and so appears on the Cumberland flag. Attractive flowers which are about 2 cm in diameter. This specimen was photographed in Co. Sligo flowering in July.

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