Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4292

Forb
Winter annual
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

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

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full sun

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triodanis biflora   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-01-002:
Specularia 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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Venus's Looking-glass


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image of Triodanis biflora, Southern 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

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.