Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC)

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

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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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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

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-10-008:
Clematis ligusticifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

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


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picture of Clematis ligusticifolia, image of Clematis catesbyana

JK Marlow    jkm170818_0358

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Often a high-climbing vine, but sprawling when no tall trees are available, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

picture of Clematis ligusticifolia, image of Clematis catesbyana

JK Marlow    jkm170818_647

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Leaves have 5-7 leaflets (rarely 3).


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