OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Triodanis perfoliata   FAMILY Campanulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triodanis perfoliata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-01-001:
Specularia perfoliata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Clasping Venus's Looking-glass


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JK Marlow    jkm070421_056

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm070429_012

April    Greenville County    SC

An unbranched plant with an angled stem, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Triodanis perfoliata, Clasping Venus's Looking-glass

JK Marlow    jkm120406_600

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Clasping or sessile leaves less than 1" long and about as wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Gill Newberry    gn05_s_perfoliata_triodan

May        

Sepals lanceolate, acute to acuminate. Bracteal lvs about as wide as long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Gill Newberry    gn05_specularia_flowers

May        

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Gill Newberry    gn05_specularia_fruits

May        

Each capsule's seeds are dispersed thru roundish pores with coiled "doors", per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Triodanis perfoliata, Clasping Venus's Looking-glass

JK Marlow    jkm0505p_26

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm060528_062b

May    Greenville County    SC

Chasmogamous flowers borne on the upper half of the stem, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_052621hayesville01

May    Clay County    NC

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Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_052621hayesville03

May    Clay County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Triodanis perfoliata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triodanis perfoliata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-01-001:
Specularia perfoliata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1448

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Roadsides, gardens, glades, dry forests, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue-violet/bluish-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed rotate corolla (usually)
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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