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Plant Details

Clematis crispa [= Viorna crispa]

Swamp Leatherflower, Southern Leatherflower

Scientific Name:

Clematis crispa [= Viorna crispa]

Common Name:

Swamp Leatherflower, Southern Leatherflower

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Woody Vine

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Lavender, Blue

Light:

Sun, Part-Sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Bloom Area:

Mainly Coast

Habitat Description:

Marshes, tidal and non-tidal swamps, floodplain forests, disturbed wet or moist areas.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Nectar plant for insects. Seeds for birds.
Most common on the coast. Has been observed in Henderson County in the mountains.

Bloom on Vine

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Matt Albright

Bloom

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Matt Albright

Close Up

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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