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)
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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