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Clematis catesbyana Pursh. Subgenus: Clematis. Coastal Virgin's-bower, Satin-curls. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Dunes and interdune swales with abundant shell hash, calcareous woodlands, thickets, and glades, calcareous hammocks. Dist: Se. VA south to c. peninsular FL and west to LA, and inland especially in calcareous parts of c. KY, c. TN and n. AR and s. MO, as well as in the Ridge and Valley of VA and disjunct at Linville Caverns, McDowell County, NC, where on dolomite in a geologic window in the Blue Ridge.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl2, FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S13, Tn, Va, WH3; > Clematis catesbyana Pursh – S; < Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray – RAB, misapplied; > Clematis micrantha Small – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷


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