Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2864

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in rocky, calcareous woodlands, bluffs, and cliffs, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Bluish, pale blue-violet to reddish-purple
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals, calyx broadly urceolate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Clematis versicolor   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis versicolor   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Clematis versicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH New names and combinations, principally in the Rocky Mountain flora (Weber, 1995)
Coriflora versicolor

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viorna versicolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Leatherflower


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image of Clematis versicolor, Pale Leatherflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vive3_001_lvd