Triodanis biflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Greene
Clasping Venus' looking-glass
Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)USDA Symbol: TRBI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)
Specimen & Label Data
Triodanis perfoliata var. biflora
Small Venus' Looking Glass
Location: E side of creek, just S of New Iron Bridge on Oakwell Farms Pky--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Habitat: Moist, open, alluvial soil. Well scattered in few colonies.
Description: Taprooted (7cm) annual, much branched at base. Stalks ascending to .7 m, 4-angled, 3 mm thick, reddish below, light green above. Leaves alternate, sessile, lanceolate, hirsute, sharply acute, 1.5x3 cm, reduced above, coarsely serrate. Infloresence cleistogamous in most nodes. Expanded terminal flower absent.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Mar 8, 1993
Specimen number: 493
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0735
Accession Date: Apr 26, 1994
Accession Number: 53 Annotations: (in fruit) SXFRB