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