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Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl.

Legousia perfoliata (L.) Britton

Specularia perfoliata (L.) A. DC.

Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. var. perfoliata

Venus’ looking glass

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyCampanulaceaeCampanula or bellflower family; means “bell-shaped flowers”
GenusTriodanisFrom Greek treis, “three,” and odons, “tooth,” hence “three-toothed”
SpeciesperfoliataRefers to a leaf which has its margins entirely surrounding the stem in such a fashion that the stem seems to pass through the leaf

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Triodanis perfoliata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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