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