Taxon  Report   8127    
Triodanis perfoliata  (L.) Nieuwl.
Clasping venus looking glass,  Clasping venus' looking glass
Triodanis perfoliata
© 2016 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Triodanis perfoliata
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
Triodanis perfoliata
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
Triodanis perfoliata, 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 perfoliata
© 2017 Keir Morse
Genus: Triodanis
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 21, 2019).