Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-10-008:
Clematis ligusticifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Virgin's Bower, Satin-curls, Climbing Clematis


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Look for it on dunes and interdune swales with abundant shell hash, calcareous woodlands and thickets, calcareous hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

 

full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: (3)5-7 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Coastal Virgin's Bower, Satin-curls, Climbing Clematis