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
4 petaloid sepals, calyx narrowly urceolate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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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