Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Triodanis perfoliata (Linnaeus) Nieuwland
(Venus's Looking Glass)

Family: Campanulaceae

Status: Native

By var., see Allred

Triodanis perfoliata is a small, erect herb with a 5 lobed corolla. The mostly single stem seems to go right through the middle of the cone-shaped leaves. It prefers moist habitat in meadows near flowing water at middle elevation.
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Triodanis perfoliata, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Burro Mtns., Wild Horse Canyon, May 16, 2007

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