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Taxon: Legousia speculum-veneris (L.) Chaix

Genus: Legousia
Family: Campanulaceae subfamily: Campanuloideae
Nomen number: 401727
Place of publication: D. Villars, Hist. pl. Dauphiné 1:338. 1786
Comment: Chaix contributed the "Plantae Vapincenses" portion of this work, from p. 309-377
Name verified on: 18-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Jul-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • large Venus's-looking-glass   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • miroir-de-Vénus   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • echter Frauenspiegel   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • venusspegel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Zander ed13; T. G. Lammers, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Northern Africa: Algeria
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany; Slovakia

  • also cultivated




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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (30 August 2015)

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