Scientific Name - Triodanis perfoliata (L.) Nieuwl.
[Specularia perfoliata (L.) A. DC.]
Family - Campanulaceae
Winter annual or perennial with weak or prostrate growing stems. Stems usually freely branched at base. Leaves alternate, ovate to heart-shaped and clasp the stem. Leaf margins with fine teeth. Bluish-violet tubular flowers with five petals are borne in the leaf axils. Reproduces by seed. Found in the continental United States except for the Rocky Mountains. Also found in the Canadian provinces of British Colombia, Ontario, and Quebec, south to Mexico, Central and South America.