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Clematis glaucophylla Small. Subgenus: Viorna. White-leaved Leatherflower. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Dry rocky river bluffs, scrub-shrub over xeric alluvial deposits and fluvial sand ridges, wet hammocks (FL). Dist: Widespread in Southeastern United States, from se. TN and OK, south to FL Panhandle, LA, and TX, but apparently rare and poorly known. Previous attributions of this species for NC, SC, KY, and (perhaps) VA appear to be based on misidentifications.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA3, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Tx, WH3, Estes (2006); = Coriflora glaucophylla (Small) W.A.Weber – Weber (1995); = Viorna glaucophylla (Small) Small – S, S13; >< Clematis glaucophylla Small – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Clematis glaucophylla, above Chickamauga Creek, Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park, Catoosa County, Georgia 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷


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