Annual herb from a taproot; stems simple or occaÃ¡sionally few-branched, erect, 10-60 cm tall, spreading short-hairy to bristly-hairy.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, stalkless, heart-shaped or rounded, 0.5-3 cm long, clasping, palmately nerved, lowermost narrower with short stalks.
Inflorescence of false spikes borne in the axils of the middle and upper leaves; corollas deep purple to pale lavender, 8-13 mm long, 5-lobed, lobes longer than the tube.
Capsules, oblong or narrowly egg-shaped, opening above the middle.
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Legousia perfoliata (L.) Britton
Specularia perfoliata (L.) A. DC.
Triodanis perfoliata var. perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl. [superfluous autonym]