Clematis ochroleuca

Aiton
Hort. Kew. 2: 260. 1789.
Common names: Erect silky leather-flower curly-heads
Endemic
Synonyms: Viorna ochroleuca (Aiton) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems erect to ± sprawling, not viny, 2-7 dm,, sparsely to ± densely pilose. Leaves simple. Leaf blade narrowly to broadly ovate, unlobed or rarely few-lobed, 3-14 × (1.5-)2.5-8(-9.5) cm, ± leathery, reticulate adaxially; surfaces abaxially moderately silky-pilose with spreading hairs or rarely nearly glabrous, not glaucous. Inflorescences terminal, flowers solitary; bracts absent. Flowers narrowly urn-shaped; sepals pale yellow to pale purple, lanceolate, 1-3.5 cm, margins not expanded, thin, not crispate, tomentose, tip obtuse, spreading to recurved, abaxially silky-pubescent. Achenes: bodies pilose, hairs appressed-ascending; beak yellowish brown to reddish brown, 3-6 cm, plumose. 2n = 16.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Dry to moist woods, thickets, roadsides, and other shady to open, ± disturbed sites, mostly on mafic substrates
Elevation: 0-500 m

Distribution

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D.C., Ga., Md., N.J., N.Y., N.C., S.C., Va.

Discussion

In New York, Clematis ochroleucra is known only from Staten Island and, formerly, from western Long Island (Brooklyn).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Clematis ochroleuca"
James S. Pringle +
Undefined subg. Viorna +
Erect silky leather-flower +  and curly-heads +
D.C. +, Ga. +, Md. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0-500 m +
Dry to moist woods, thickets, roadsides, and other shady to open, ± disturbed sites, mostly on mafic substrates +
Flowering spring. +
Viorna ochroleuca +
Clematis ochroleuca +
Clematis subg. Viorna +
species +