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Clematis viorna

Leather Flower

Scientific Name:

Clematis viorna

Genus:

Clematis viorna

Species Epithet:

Clematis viorna

Common Name:

Leather Flower

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple, Violet

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Mesic forests, woodlands, thickets, especially over mafic rocks.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Buds

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Bloom

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Getting Pollinated

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Developing fruit (achenes) in June

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Mature achenes with fuzzy plumes

Garden in Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants



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