| Home | Warning | Gear | Books | Photography | Hikes | Links | Flora & Fauna | Etiquette | About Me | What's New |



Venus's Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata)

Natural History

Venus's Looking Glass are a member of the Bellflower Family. It has a wand-like stem and grows to 2 feet in height Leaves are oval with scalloped edges which clasp the stem of the plant to 1.25 inches in length. It grows on rocky banks, dry woods and plains, often where soil has been disturbed.

The name "Venus's Looking Glass" alludes to the plants shiny black seeds (which are very small).

Venus's Looking Glass blooms between April  - July and produces deep violet or purple flowers with five petals which sit above the clasping leaves to 0.75 inches in width.

Back to Flora & Fauna