Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis viorna   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-10-004:
Clematis viorna   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viorna viorna

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Leatherflower, Vase-vine


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Look for it in mesic forests, woodlands, thickets, esp over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
2-pinnately compound (usually)
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bluish, pale lavender to purple
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals, calyx broadly urceolate to campanulate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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



Clematis viorna   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Northern Leatherflower, Vase-vine