There is something magical about Marsh grass of Parnassus. Maybe because of its beautiful pure white flowers intersected with decorative green veins. Or because it was once so common in the Netherlands but is now so rare. Nowadays, it is legally protected in this country. The name itself is majestic, named after the Greek mountain Parnassus which was dedicated to the god Apollo. Marsh grass of Parnassus grows in clumps, each plant producing one flower flaunting at the top of a long bare stem.