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Swamp Leather Flower

Scientific Name: Clematis crispa

Common Names: Swamp Leather Flower

Description

A semi-woody vine native to floodplain forests, marshes and swamps. Leaves are opposite consisting of two pairs of leaflets. Solitary, bell shaped pale blue to violet flowers with white interiors bloom at branch ends. Petal-like sepals separate into 4 lobes at the rim where they are wavy and crimped curling backward.

Bloom Color(s): white, pink, purple, blue

Bloom Width: 1 - 2 in.

Plant Height: to 10 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: March to September

Plant Family: Ranunculaceae

Growth Habit: Vine

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