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Clematis Linnaeus. Subfamily: Ranunculoideae. Tribe: Anemoneae. Clematis, Virgin's-bower.

Contributed by Thomas Murphy, Zach Irick, Dwayne Estes, and Alan Weakley

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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); Murphy, Harris, & Estes (2022); Pringle (1971); Pringle (1997) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Tamura In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Weber (1995). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Clematis viorna | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Clematis fremontii, Fruit, Limestone Glade, Hamilton County, Tennessee 1 by Alan Cressler | Clematis fremontii source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Clematis coactilis | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Clematis virginiana | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Clematis socialis | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Samantha Heller, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Samantha Heller | Clematis versicolor source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Clematis fremontii, Fruit, Floyd County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Clematis fremontii source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Clematis glaucophylla, above Chickamauga Creek, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Catoosa County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler | Clematis glaucophylla source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Clematis baldwinii | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Clematis viorna | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Clematis subreticulata, Big Lazer Creek Wildlife Management Area, Flint River, Talbot County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Clematis subreticulata source | Original Image ⭷

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