Clematis fremontii

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Clematis fremontii
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Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Clematis
Species: C. fremontii
Binomial name
Clematis fremontii

Clematis fremontii is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family known by the common name Fremont's leather flower. It is native to the United States, where it is known from Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.[1] It is also present in Georgia and Tennessee.[2][3]

This species produces hairy stems up to 70 centimeters tall, but usually they are between 15 and 40 centimeters. The leathery leaves are oval in shape and up to 14 centimeters long by 11 wide. The inflorescence is a single urn-shaped flower. The flower has hairy bluish or purple lance-shaped sepals with greenish tips. The fruits are long achenes borne in a cluster.[1]

This plant is generally found on limestone soils.[2] Its natural habitat is glades and prairies.[1][4]

This can be used as a garden plant.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Clematis fremontii. Flora of North America.
  2. ^ a b Clematis fremontii. NatureServe.
  3. ^ Clematis fremontii. USDA NRCS Plant Fact Sheet.
  4. ^ Clematis fremontii. USDA NRCS Plant Guide.
  5. ^ Clematis fremontii. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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