Swamp leather-flower

Clematis crispa -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Clematis crispa

Native to Florida

Clematis species grow throughout North America. In Florida, Wunderlin (2003) counts seven Clematis species, including one native only to Florida (endemic), and one as an occasional non-native escapee.

This one, swamp leather-flower is a vine. It is frequently found in floodplain forests and wet hammocks from northern counties south to mid-Florida. This species also grows throughout the southeastern U.S., and north to Missouri (Kartesz 1999). It blooms from spring to summer.