Clematis catesbyana

Pursh

Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 736. 1814.

Common names: Virgin's-bower
Endemic
Synonyms: Clematis cordata Pursh Clematis micrantha Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems climbing, 3-6 m. Leaf-blade pinnate or 2-ternate, 5-9-foliolate, membranous; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, largest 4-9 × 2.5-9 cm, surfaces abaxially sparsely to densely pilose, adaxially glabrate; proximal and lateral leaflets typically 3-cleft, unlobed or few-lobed, margins coarsely toothed or entire, surfaces sparsely pubescent or nearly glabrous; ultimate venation conspicuous. Inflorescences axillary, 3-many-flowered simple to compound panicles with central axis. Flowers unisexual; pedicel slender, 11-13 mm, to 2 cm in fruit; sepals widespreading, not recurved, white to cream, oblong or obovate to oblanceolate, 6-14 × 2-5 mm, abaxially densely white-hairy, adaxially sparsely white-hairy; stamens ca. 30-50; staminodes absent or fewer than stamens; pistils 18-35. Achenes ovate, ca. 3.5 × 1.5 mm, conspicuously rimmed, sparsely short hairy; beak 2.5-3.5 cm.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul).
Habitat: Disturbed or open, well-drained sites, frequently on limestone outcrops, coastal sands
Elevation: 0-1200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Kans., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Clematis catesbyana"
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (?) +
James S. Pringle +
cuneate +, truncate +  and cordate +
curved +  and straight +
plumose +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
scale-like;leaflike +
globose;cylindric +
Virgin's-bower +
paired +  and solitary +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
0-1200 m +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
staminate +, pistillate +  and bracteate +
paired +  and solitary +
nodding +  and not nodding +
showy +  and inconspicuous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
sessile +  and aggregate +
flattened-ellipsoid;terete;flattened-ellipsoid;terete;lenticular +
Disturbed or open, well-drained sites, frequently on limestone outcrops, coastal sands +
simple +  and compound +
5-9-foliolate +, 2-ternate +  and pinnate +
petiolate +, sessile +, compound +  and simple +
cordate +  and orbiculate oblong lanceolate or oblanceolate lobed or unlobed +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
ovate +  and lanceolate +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
palmate +  and pinnate +
entire;toothed +
paired +  and solitary +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
distinct +
conspicuous +
reduced +
Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul). +
rudimentary +
18 +  and 35 +
few-lobed +, unlobed +  and 3-cleft +
Fl. Amer. Sept. +
not arillate +  and stalked +
not connivent +
white;cream +
not persistent +
distinct +
not recurved +  and widespreading +
white-hairy +
3 +  and 6 +
obovate +  and oblanceolate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
yellow-flowered +
300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br /> (600 cm6,000 mm <br />6 m <br />) +
persistent +
glabrous;pubescent;glabrate;pilose +
Clematis cordata +  and Clematis micrantha +
Clematis catesbyana +
Clematis subg. Clematis +
species +
annual +  and perennial +