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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image of Clematis fremontii

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

        

image of Clematis fremontii

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).

image of Clematis fremontii

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).

image of Clematis fremontii

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).