Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1448

Forb
Winter annual
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in gardens, glades, dry forests, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable ...Dry

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

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 (1968) 178-01-001:
Specularia perfoliata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Venus' 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.

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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        

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm0505p_26

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm060528_062b

May    Greenville County    SC

Chasmogamous flowers terminal and/or in the upper leaf axils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm170527_556

May    Anderson County    SC

Sepals lanceolate, acute to acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Triodanis perfoliata

JK Marlow    jkm170527_557

May    Anderson County    SC