Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2864

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in calcareous barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 8-10 leaflets plus a tendril-like terminal leaflet
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Bluish, pale blue-violet to reddish-purple
4 petaloid sepals, calyx broadly urceolate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis versicolor   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viorna versicolor

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Leatherflower