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 Native Plant Database

Clematis viorna

Vasevine, Leatherflower

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Clematis viorna (Vasevine)
Cressler, Alan

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit: Brown

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Normally blooms early summer. Color a muted brick red or pale purple.


USA: AL , AR , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MS , MO , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV , DC
Native Habitat: rich wooded banks and thickets

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist


Use Ornamental: Good, low-growing ornamental clematis for the Piedmont and other mountainous areas of the Southeast.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2014-06-26