Bog Star

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The Bog Star (Parnassia Palustris) is a plant in the family Saxifragaceae. The plants grows in arctic and alpine habitats, as well as in dune systems and fens, swamps, and moist woods. The stalk of the plant can reach up to 8 inches, the leaves can reach up to 4 inches and the petals can be up to 1.4 inches wide. The flower has five white petals, each with light green vein-like lines on them. In the center of the flower there are five three-pronged sterile stamens, each tipped with shiny, drop-like, false nectaries, which attract bees. This flower blooms in late summer, around July, and into late fall.

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