Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Kitty Kohout

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Campanulaceae
Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl.
clasping Venus'-looking-glass, round-leaved triodanis
Triodanis: "Three teeth," referring to the seed
perfoliata: Latin for "through the leaf"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-40" tall forb, usually unbranched
Flower: blue to purple, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, widely-spreading petals, center white with a protruding, white style; inflorescence of 1 to several, mostly stalkless flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:oblong capsule
Leaf:rounded, clasping, usually toothed and with palmate veins
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites, cliffs; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Legousia perfoliata (L.) Britton
Specularia perfoliata (L.) A.DC.
Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. var. perfoliata

         
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