Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3606

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in calcareous flatwoods and limestone glades, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, appearing alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bluish, pale blue-violet to purple, or pale yellow (pale green toward tips)
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals, calyx narrowly urceolate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis fremontii   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

(?) Viorna fremontii

 

COMMON NAME:
Fremont's Leatherflower


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vifr_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_fremontii

April        

The edges of the sepals can be very hairy, but the surface is glabrous, per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_fremontii_11

May        

Flowers can be pale yellow but are usually purple, per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_fremontii_33

May        

Resembling C. ochroleuca but generally slightly larger w larger thicker lvs, per The genus Clematis in Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2009).