Western Venus' Looking Glass - Triodanis coloradoensis

Western Venus’ Looking Glass – Triodanis coloradoensis

Here’s another one of those miniature beauties that you probably won’t see if you’re jogging or biking down the nature trail. That would be a shame, because this short 6″ to 2 foot high is arguably the most beautiful of the Triodanis genus. This was photographed along the Brushy Creek Regional Trail back in mid-May. If we hadn’t been in the company of a bunch of shoe-gazing native plant field trippers, we might never have seen it.