The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
North Carolina Botanical Garden
The conservation of Clematis viticaulis is partially sponsored.
Irina Kadis contributed to this Plant Profile.
Clematis viticaulis is an herbaceous perennial in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Branches are laden with leathery green, deciduous leaves. These leaves overtop the central axis, a way to differentiate this species from a closely related species (Keener 1967). Greenish flowers on long peduncles bloom from April to June then give way to dark purplish-brown fruits from June to September.
Distribution & Occurrence
C. viticaulis can be found on shale barrens (Gleason 1952, Gray's Manual 1987)
|Remaining population size and any additional sites is unknown.|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Road construction, right-of-way maintenance
Farm field clearing
In places where habitats are still available, populations are vandalized and robbed by irresponsible amateur gardeners and nurserymen who dig out plants
Propagation from seed: seed cold-stratified for 2 to 3 months germinate @ 40-50%.
Anonymous. 1986. List- Based Record. Soil Conservation Service, U.S.D.A.