Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Triodanis perfoliata (Venus' Looking-glass)
Flower colorblue
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapeegg-shaped
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJune
HabitatRocky outcrops
LocalitySouth side of main ridge on basalt
DescriptionAnnual plant with alternate, sessile, palmately veined leaves that clasp the upright single stem. Flowers are produced in the axils of the leaves. The upper flowers are deep blue and showy, and the lower flowers are small and inconspicuous.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS