Parnassia Palustris Profile

Written by LisaSmith

Nov 03 2020

Parnassia Palustris Profile

Parnassia palustris is actually a perennial herb of the Saxifraga family. The whole herb can be used as traditional Chinese medicine and has the effects of clearing away heat and detoxifying, relieving cough and reducing phlegm. The following describes the details of Parnassia palustris.

Parnassia palustris Picture

 Parnassia palustris

Parnassia palustris Morphological characteristics 

Parnassia palustris can reach up to 30-50cm in length. The petiole is 2.5-6cm long, and the rhizome is short and close to spherical; the leaves are ovoid to heart-shaped, 1-3cm long and 1.5-3.5cm wide; it grows in the flower stem 1 The sessile leaf is the same shape as the basal leaf.  

Its flower is solitary at the tip, white to light yellow, with a diameter of 2-3.5cm, resembling a plum blossom; it has 5 sepals, elliptical, about 5mm long; and the petals are also 5, flat and round, Approximately 1cm in length; stamens 5, alternate with petals; false stamens 5, 11-22 mitotic upper half, capitate glands at the apex of lobes; carpel 4, connate, upper ovary, ovoid; style very short, apex 4 split. Capsule, 4-lobed upper part. Its flowering period is from July to August, and the fruiting period is from August to September.

Parnassia palustris Growth environment and distribution 

Plum blossoms are suitable for growing on hillsides, forest edges, ravines, and moist grasslands.