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Clematis socialis (Alabama leather flower)
Cressler, Alan

Clematis socialis

Clematis socialis Kral

Alabama Leather Flower

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)


USDA Symbol: CLSO3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Linear , Oblanceolate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous , Villose
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Stems erect, not viny, up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Growing Conditions

Drought Tolerance: High

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q2SM
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (AL)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Clematis socialis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Clematis socialis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Clematis socialis


Record Modified: 2023-01-05
Research By: SET

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