Connecticut Plants
Venus's Looking-glass
Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl.

Each flower sits above a clasping leaf on a wand-like stem. At any one time, only a few flowers will be open.

  • Synonyms: Specularia perfoliata
  • Family: bellflower (Campanulaceae)
  • Habitat: dry fields and open woods, usually in infertile soil
  • Height: 6-24 inches
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch wide
  • Flower color: blue-purple
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Origin: native
Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl.