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Clematis crispa Linnaeus. Subgenus: Viorna. Marsh Clematis, Southern Leatherflower, Swamp Leatherflower, Blue Jasmine. Phen: Apr-Aug (-Sep). Hab: Marshes, tidal and non-tidal swamps, floodplain forests, disturbed wet or moist areas. Dist: FL to TX, north to se. VA and s. IL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3; = Coriflora crispa (L.) W.A.Weber – Weber (1995); = Viorna crispa (L.) Small – S; < Clematis crispa L. – FNA3; > Clematis crispa L. var. crispa – Tx; > Clematis crispa L. var. walteri A.Gray – Tx; > Viorna crispa (L.) Small var. crispa – S13; > Viorna crispa (L.) Small var. walteri (Pursh) Small – S13; > Viorna obliqua Small – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 6

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Clematis crispa, Altamaha Park, Glynn County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
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