Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3640

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to three counties in GA-AL

Look for it in wet calcareous flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple & pinnately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet (uniformly)
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals, calyx narrowly urceolate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary, terminal

FRUIT:
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis socialis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Alabama Leatherflower


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image of Clematis socialis, Alabama Leatherflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_clematis_socialis_119

July        

The only clump-forming member of the Viorna group, thus "socialis", per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).

image of Clematis socialis, Alabama Leatherflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_clematis_socialis_130

July        

Sepal margins slightly expanded, crispate, with tips spreading to recurved, per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).

image of Clematis socialis, Alabama Leatherflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_clematis_socialis_2

October