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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Clematis fremontii   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis fremontii   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Clematis fremontii

SYNONYMOUS WITH New names and combinations, principally in the Rocky Mountain flora (Weber, 1995)
Coriflora fremontii

(?) -
Viorna fremontii

 

COMMON NAME:
Fremont's Leatherflower


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image of Clematis fremontii, Fremont's Leatherflower

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

        

image of Clematis fremontii, Fremont's Leatherflower

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, Fremont's Leatherflower

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, Fremont's Leatherflower

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).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Clematis fremontii   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis fremontii   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Clematis fremontii

SYNONYMOUS WITH New names and combinations, principally in the Rocky Mountain flora (Weber, 1995)
Coriflora fremontii

(?) -
Viorna fremontii

 

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3606

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Rare

Habitat: calcareous flatwoods and limestone or dolomite glades, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, appearing alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
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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