All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Venus' Looking Glass</strong>
<em>Triodanis perfoliata</em> /Bluebell Family
May 18, 2005<br>
The name of this plant alludes to the shiny black seeds. They are not very big, so Venus must have had to look very closely to see her reflection i...
Venus' Looking Glass
Triodanis perfoliata /Bluebell Family
May 18, 2005

The name of this plant alludes to the shiny black seeds. They are not very big, so Venus must have had to look very closely to see her reflection in them! The leaves clasp the stem from which the species name arises. These bloom in May. I found them in Oak Ridge.
Winter Annual
Where seen:Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, Haw Ridge greenway, widespread
{Formerly known as Specularia perfoliata}

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