OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Triodanis biflora   FAMILY Campanulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triodanis biflora   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Triodanis perfoliata ssp. biflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Triodanis perfoliata var. biflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-01-002:
Specularia biflora   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Venus's Looking-glass, Small Venus's Looking-glass


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image of Triodanis biflora, Southern Venus's Looking-glass, Small Venus's Looking-glass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_spbi4_001_lvd

        

image of Triodanis biflora, Southern Venus's Looking-glass, Small Venus's Looking-glass

Frank Bridges    fab_venus_biflora

May    Coweta County    GA

Sepals lanceolate, acute to acuminate. Bracteal lvs usually longer than wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Triodanis biflora, Southern Venus's Looking-glass, Small Venus's Looking-glass

JK Marlow    jkm170527_556

May    Anderson County    SC

Chasmogamous flowers terminal, often also in the last 1-3 leaf axils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Triodanis biflora, Southern Venus's Looking-glass, Small Venus's Looking-glass

JK Marlow    jkm170527_557

May    Anderson County    SC

Leaves sessile or often short-petiolate, not (or only slightly) clasping, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Triodanis biflora   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triodanis biflora   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Triodanis perfoliata ssp. biflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Triodanis perfoliata var. biflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 178-01-002:
Specularia biflora   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4292

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Roadsides, gardens, glades, 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:

 

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