Clematis albicoma Wherry

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Clematis albicoma Wherry

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem erect, 2–5 dm, simple to more often much branched, the branches usually overtopping the central axis; lvs subsessile, dark green, lance-ovate or ovate, glabrous or slightly hairy along the veins beneath when young, the larger ones mostly 4–8 × 1.5–5 cm; mature peduncles 2–10 cm; cal urceolate; sep 1.5–3 cm, densely hairy outside; achenes densely hairy, the hairs of the distal portion and the base of the style reflexed or widely divergent; mature style mostly 2–4 cm, densely plumose; 2n=16. Apr.–June. Local on shale barrens in w. Va. and e. W.Va.