Venus's Looking Glass are a member of the
has a wand-like stem and
grows to 2 feet
Leaves are oval with scalloped edges which clasp the stem of the plant
to 1.25 inches in length. It grows on rocky banks, dry woods and plains,
often where soil has been disturbed.
The name "Venus's Looking Glass"
alludes to the plants shiny black seeds (which are very small).
Venus's Looking Glass blooms between April -
July and produces deep violet or purple flowers with five petals which
sit above the clasping leaves to 0.75 inches in width.