Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains, rare in GA)

Look for it in dry woodlands and woodland borders, generally over mafic or calcarous rocks, such as diabase, gabbro, or calcareous silstone, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bluish outside, yellowish inside
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals, calyx narrowly urceolate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis ochroleuca   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-10-001:
Clematis ochroleuca   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Curlyheads


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picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vioc2_001_lvd

        

picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

Will Stuart    wil_8060704841_9f36f307b

March    Mecklenburg County    NC

Van Landingham Glen at UNC Charlotte

The only erect herb in this genus likely to be found in the southern mtns, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

David Campbell    mdc_clematis_ochroleuca

April    Catawba County    NC

Riverbend Park

The habitat was Dry-Basic Oak/Hickory Forest, underlain by mafic rock.

picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

Will Stuart    wil_8419766281_379343a250

April    Mecklenburg County    NC

Van Landingham Glen at UNC Charlotte

Sepal surface hairy; sepal margins not expanded, not crispate, per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).

picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

JK Marlow    jkm140603_372

June    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Erect plant w simple, opposite, ovate leaves - most entire but some 3-lobed, per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).

picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_clematis_ochroleuca

June        

picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

Will Stuart    wil_8060690272_601cd2d5af

October    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

picture of Clematis ochroleuca, image of Clematis ochroleuca

Will Stuart    wil_8060746041_86bd17d5a4

October    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Headlike cluster of achenes, each with a long, curling feathery style, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.