Date Posted: Mar 23, 2017
Swamp leather-flower (Clematis crispa) is a perennial vine with distinct nodding flowers that have no petals. Rather, each bloom has four large petal-like sepals that are fused at the base, giving it a bell- or urn-like shape. The sepals separate and curl back as the flower opens. Swamp leather-flower occurs naturally in floodplain forests, wet hammocks and riverine swamps.
It typically blooms in spring and summer, attracting a variety of pollinators. The seeds provide food for many birds and small wildlife.
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Photos by Stacey Matrazzo
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