Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis terniflora   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-10-006:
Clematis dioscoreifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Autumn Clematis, Yam-leaved Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virgin's Bower


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Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Woody vine
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3-5 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Clematis terniflora   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Sweet Autumn Clematis, Yam-leaved Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virgin's Bower