Clematis fremontii
(Fremont's Leather Flower)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Fremont's Leather Flower, Fremont's Crowfoot, Leather Flower, Rattleweed
    Synonyms: Coriflora fremontii, Viorna fremontii
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - May
    Status: Native

Clematis fremontii, or Fremont's Leather Flower, is native only to the a few counties in Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska, and apparently also one county each in Georgia and Tennessee. It is a perennial, that grows in open limestone prairies and glades, blooming in early to mid spring with striking purple and yellow flowers.

More information will be made available soon about this species and telling it apart from others.

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