Swamp leather-flower

Clematis crispa -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Clematis crispa

Native to Florida

swamp leather-flower

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    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.