Clematis reticulata


Fl. Carol., 156. 1788

Synonyms: Viorna reticulata (Walter) Small Undefined v.subreticulata Harbison ex Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Stems viny, to 4 m, glabrous or sparsely pilose-pubescent, sometimes more densely pubescent near nodes. Leaf blade 1-pinnate; leaflets 6-8 plus additional tendril-like terminal leaflet, elliptic to ovate, unlobed, 1-3-lobed, or proximal 3-foliolate, 1-9 × 0.5-5(-7.5) cm, leathery, prominently and finely reticulate abaxially and adaxially; surfaces abaxially silky-pubescent, not glaucous. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered; bracts about 1/3 distance from base of peduncle. Flowers urn-shaped; sepals pale lavender to purple, greenish toward tip, ovate-lanceolate, 1.2-3 cm, margins not expanded, ± thick, not crispate, densely tomentose, tips acute, recurved, abaxially usually ± densely yellowish pubescent, occasionally nearly glabrous. Achenes: bodies appressed-pubescent; beak 4-6 cm, plumose. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (May–Jun).
Habitat: Dry woods and thickets in sandy soils
Elevation: 0-150 m


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Okla., S.C., Tex.


In immature fruit, especially, the vestiture of the beaks of Clematis reticulata might not consistently suffice to distinguish it from C. pitcheri, which has appressed-pubescent beaks. Clematis reticulata is distinguished from C. pitcheri by the very fine reticulation of the leaves, with the smallest areoles completely enclosed by veinlets generally less than 1 mm long and even the quaternary veins prominently raised on the adaxial surface.

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Facts about "Clematis reticulata"
AuthorJames S. Pringle +
AuthorityWalter +
BasionymsUndefined subg. Viorna +
DistributionAla. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, Okla. +, S.C. + and Tex. +
Elevation0-150 m +
HabitatDry woods and thickets in sandy soils +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering spring–summer (May–Jun). +
Publication titleFl. Carol., +
Publication year1788 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V3/V3 255.xml +
Special statusEndemic + and Illustrated +
SynonymsViorna reticulata + and Undefined v.subreticulata +
Taxon familyRanunculaceae +
Taxon nameClematis reticulata +
Taxon parentClematis subg. Viorna +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +