OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Clematis catesbyana

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-10-008:
Clematis ligusticifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Clematis catesbyana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Clematis micrantha

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Virgin's Bower, Satin-curls, Climbing Clematis


         To see larger pictures, click or hover over the thumbnails.

image of Clematis catesbyana, Coastal Virgin's Bower, Satin-curls, Climbing Clematis

JK Marlow    jkm170818_0358

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Often a high-climbing vine, but sprawling when no tall trees are available, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Clematis catesbyana, Coastal Virgin's Bower, Satin-curls, Climbing Clematis

JK Marlow    jkm170818_647

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Leaves have 5-7 leaflets (rarely 3).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Clematis species

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Clematis catesbyana

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-10-008:
Clematis ligusticifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Clematis catesbyana

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Clematis micrantha

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

336

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in SC, rare in GA & NC

Habitat: dunes and interdune swales with abundant shell hash, calcareous woodlands, thickets, and glades, calcareous hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.

Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: (3)5-7 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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



 


Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME: