Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial

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

Uncommon

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

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INVASIVE

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

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound (usually): 5 leaflets (usually)
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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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 (1968) 076-10-006:
Clematis dioscoreifolia   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

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