Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Only five populations of this rare plant are known to exist. Read more on Jim Fowler's blog.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Flora of North America
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The only clump-forming member of the Viorna group, thus "socialis", per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).
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Sepal margins slightly expanded, crispate, with tips spreading to recurved, per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).