Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl.
Legousia perfoliata (L.) Britton
Specularia perfoliata (L.) A. DC.
Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. var. perfoliata
Venus’ Looking Glass
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Campanulaceae||Campanula or bellflower family; means “bell-shaped flowers”|
|Genus||Triodanis||From Greek treis, “three,” and odons, “tooth,” hence “three-toothed”|
|Species||perfoliata||Refers 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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