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Clematis virginiana Linnaeus. Subgenus: Clematis. Virgin's-bower. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: In a wide variety of moist forests, thickets, and openings. Dist: Nova Scotia, ON, and MB, south to wc. peninsular FL and TX.

ID notes:Vegetatively, this species can be distinguished from C. viorna and C. crispa (the other common and widespread species in our region) by its leaves with three relatively symmetrical leaflets (vs. leaves with 3-many irregular leaflets).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA3, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3; ? Clematis virginiana L. var. virginiana – G

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Clematis virginiana, Chattahoochee National Forest, Union County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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