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Clematis viorna (Vasevine)
Cressler, Alan

Clematis viorna

Clematis viorna L.

Vasevine, Leatherflower

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Synonym(s): Clematis beadlei, Clematis gattingeri, Clematis viorna var. flaccida, Coriflora beadlei, Coriflora gattingeri, Coriflora viorna, Viorna beadlei, Viorna flaccida, Viorna gattingeri, Viorna ridgwayi, Viorna viorna

USDA Symbol: clvi4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)


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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 , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MO , MS , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
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

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


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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