Venus’ looking glass (Triodanis spp. wildflowers of new mexico S pikes of dainty, purple flowers bloom on this 4–36-inch tall, slender, plant with a grooved stem and milky sap. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Early in my botanical career in Texas, I was puzzled about how this plant received its common name. Showing cordate-clasping leaves and a maturing capsule, The Cherokee take a liquid compound of root for dyspepsia from overeating, and take an infusion of roots taken and use it as a bath for dyspepsia. Venus’ Looking Glass, Clasping Bellwort, Roundleaved Triodanis – Triodanis perfoliata My wife reminded me that I was photographing these wildflowers while our 15th grandchild, Nehemiah Phoenix Perkins, was being born. The axillary, sessile, 5-lobed flowers measure about ⅜" across. An Old World plant, it differs from Triodanis species in its more-branched stems, flowers in terminal clusters, and lack of cleistogamous (non-opening, self-fertilizing) flowers. Venus’ Looking Glass. [8], The Meskwaki use it as an emetic to make one "sick all day long",[9] and smoke it at ceremonies.[10]. It is an annual herb native to North and South America, the natural range extending from Canada to Argentina. Download the Oregon Wildflowers app to find images, descriptions and range maps for … The plant is 6–18" high and flowers from May to August. The diversity of nonwoody vascular plants is staggering! Call 1-800-392-1111 to report poaching and arson, More Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants. Wild Bergamot. The Plasterer bee (Colletes brevicornis) has a specialized preference for the nectar of this flower. Triodanis perfoliata, the clasping Venus' looking-glass or clasping bellflower, is a flowering plant belonging to the family Campanulaceae. Blooms May-June. lejun | all galleries >> Flowers, Botanicals, and Fungi >> American Wildflowers and Shrubs >> North American Wildflowers and Shrubs (T-Z) > Venus's Looking Glass, Clasping previous | … However, the seeds are so small, it is difficult to see … Flower centers are whitish. This really summarizes my experience at my first Annual Wildflower Weekend. Monarda fistulosa. Clasping Venus' Looking Glass is a native annual wildflower in central and northern Florida that blooms during the spring, summer and winter. As Americans learned in the first half of the 20th century, a landscape stripped of plants soon loses its precious topsoil. Do you the difference between a purple-eyed grasswidow and a clasping Venus’ looking glass? Venus' Looking-Glass, Clasping Venus' Looking-Glass. This wildflower grows in canyons and on rocky hillsides in the uplands and mountains and … Usually about half that height. Occurs in prairies, glades, blufftops, woodland openings, oxbows, marshes, edges of lakes, banks of streams and rivers, old and fallow fields, ditches, railroads, roadsides, and open, disturbed areas. Blue Phlox (Wild Sweet William) Phlox divaricata. Venus’s Looking Glass is a smallish annual that you might find growing in dry woods and open fields during the summer months. Sometimes called Clasping Bellflower or Specularia perfoliata, this annual is in the Bellflower family (Campanulaceae) and native to the Southern Plains. Triodanis perfoliata, Clasping Venus's Looking-glass. I was really hoping it was a native so I could let it be. 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