Clematis Linnaeus. Subfamily: Ranunculoideae. Tribe: Anemoneae. Clematis, Virgin's-bower.
Contributed by Thomas Murphy, Zach Irick, Dwayne Estes, and Alan Weakley
A genus of about 295 species, shrubs, vines, and suffruticose herbs, of Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa, Madagascar, and Oceania. W.A. Weber (1995) proposed generic status (as Coriflora W.A. Weber) for the leatherflowers, here treated as Clematis, subgenus Viorna.
ID notes: Additional species of Clematis, of Asian or European origin, are cultivated as ornamentals and might be encountered.
Ref: Essig (1990); Estes (2006); Floden (2013); Keener (1967); Keener (1975); Keener (2017) In Weakley et al. (2017); Krakowiak, Shelton, & Shaw (2019); Moreno & Essig (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Murphy (2020); Pringle (1971); Pringle (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Tamura In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Weber (1995). Show full citations.