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Triodanis biflora (Small venus' looking-glass)
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Triodanis biflora

Triodanis biflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Greene

Small Venus' Looking-glass

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)

Synonym(s): Specularia biflora, Triodanis perfoliata var. biflora

USDA Symbol: TRBI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)


From the Image Gallery

12 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , GA , HI , IL , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , NE , NM , NY , OK , OR , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0096 Collected April 16, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0735 Collected Mar 8, 1993 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 78 - (2020) Missouri Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Triodanis biflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Triodanis biflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Triodanis biflora


Record Modified: 2023-01-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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