Taxon  Report   8126    
Triodanis biflora  (Ruiz & Pav.) Greene
Venus looking glass,  Venus' looking glass
Triodanis biflora
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Triodanis biflora
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Triodanis biflora
© 2003 Jim Rocks
Triodanis biflora, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Triodanis biflora
© 2017 John Game
Genus: Triodanis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Specularia biflora
PLANTS: Triodanis perfoliata var. biflora
More information about  Triodanis biflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).