Legousia speculum-veneris (L.) Chaix

Taxonomy: Fam. Campanulaceae// Genus: Legousia // Species: Legousia speculum-veneris (L.) Chaix

Determined according to the botanical key provided by Tutin in Tutin et al. (1976).

Lifeform: Annual; Therophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Distribution: Native to Europe and West Asia according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal.

Habitat:  Dry grasslands/ hill pastures, among bushes, roadsides, cultivated land and other ruderal areas.

Flowering period:  Late spring – early summer : MAY, JUN.

Legousia speculum-veneris – habit in habitat. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – habit in habitat. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – habit. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – stem with flowers. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers and fruit. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers with ovary and calyx and fruit. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers with ovary and calyx and upper cauline leaves. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers and fruits. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers and fruit. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – developing fruit. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – stem with cauline leaves. Hills near village of Beli, 15.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – habit in habitat. Village of Shtalkovica, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flower. Village of Shtalkovica, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flower. Village of Shtalkovica, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – calyx and ovary of flowers, upper cauline leaves. Village of Shtalkovica, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – calyx and ovary of flower, upper cauline leaf. Village of Shtalkovica, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flower buds and fruit. Village of Shtalkovica, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – stem with leaves. Village of Shtalkovica, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – habit in habitat. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – habit in habitat. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – habit in habitat. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – habit. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 03.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – inflorescence with flowers and fruits (capsules). Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – inflorescence with flowers and fruits (capsules). Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – inflorescence. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 03.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – flowers. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – inflorescence with fruits (capsules). Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – stem with cauline leaves. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – cauline leaf. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – cauline leaf. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Legousia speculum-veneris – stem with cauline leaf. Osogovo, hills near village of Beli, 24.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Legousia Durande. Tutin, T.G. in Tutin, T.G., Heywood, V.H., Burges, N.A., Moore, D.M., Valentine, D.H., Walters, S.M. & Webb, D.A. (1976). Flora Europaea. Volume 4: Plantaginaceae to Compositae (and Rubiaceae). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 94.

Legousia speculum-veneris (L.) Chaix. Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:60457789-2 [Accessed 21.05.2021].

Last update: 31.12.2022.

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