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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Scarlet Clematis   Clematis texensis    
Buttercup family — Ranunculaceae

Also known as:
Red Leather-flower

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Unlike its weedier relative the virgin's bower, the scarlet clematis is a less common denizen of canyon and slope woodlands of the Edwards Plateau. It occurs nowhere else in the world and is thus said to be "endemic" to central Texas. It needs shrubs on which to climb and flower.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)

 

Flowering Months: April, May, June, July

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