Clematis reticulata Walt. - Netleaf Leather Flower
Family - Ranunculaceae
Flowering - May - August.
Habitat - Dry sandy woods, savannahs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking plant can be found mainly in southeastern Alabama. The plant can be identified by its angled, vining stems, rounded leaflets, and purple flowers. The leaflets of the leaves are thick and have reticulate venation.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 6-6-05.