Large-leaf Grass of Parnassus - Parnassia grandifolia
Despite its common name, Parnassia grandifolia (Celastrales - Celastraceae) is not a grass, but a perennial herb, forming clusters of slightly succulent, shiny leaves. Its large, white flowers with green veins and bright orange anthers are really beautiful.
Parnassia grandifolia is native to central and south eastern US. It grows in alkaline seeps and is an indicator of rich, old forest.
Photo credit: ©Alan Cressler | Locality: Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida, US (2010)
And who are you,” said an accusing voice within her, “to refuse to live the sort of life that countless women live with reasonable contentment? All life is compromise.”
“I’ve heard that before. I don’t care a rap whether I am good enough for anything. What matters is that none of these things are good enough for me. I am so made that they are not good enough for me. They do not satisfy me. I may have to compromise in the end, but may the Almighty damn and destroy me for ever, if I compromise a single particle when I am thinking in my private thoughts."
Brynhild, or The Show of Things
H.G. Wells (via nokonono)