Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial
Mostly polygamo-dioecious

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Look for it in moist forests, thickets, & openings, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
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 virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-10-007:
Clematis virginiana   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Virgin's Bower