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Brief Summary

    Clematis recta: Brief Summary
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    Clematis recta, the erect clematis or ground virginsbower, is a species of Clematis unusual in that it is a free-standing shrub rather than a climbing plant. Growing usually on the margins of woodland areas, it is native to Eastern, Southern and Central Europe.

Comprehensive Description

Distribution

    Distribution
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    introduced; Ont.; N.Y.; native of Eurasia.

Morphology

    Comments
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    Clematis recta should probably be expected elsewhere.
    Description
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    Stems herbaceous, ascending to erect, not climbing, 0.6-1.5 m. Leaf blade pinnately 5-9-foliolate; leaflets lanceolate to ovate, 3-9 × 0.8-4 cm, margins entire; surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, many-flowered cymes and panicles. Flowers bisexual; pedicel 8-20 mm, slender; sepals wide-spreading, not recurved, white, oblanceolate to oblong, 8-20 mm, length ca. 4 times width, margins tomentose, otherwise glabrous; stamens 20-50; filaments glabrous; staminodes absent; pistils 8-25. Achenes broad, flat, conspicuously rimmed, glabrous; beak 1.2-2 cm.

Habitat

Cyclicity

    Flowering/Fruiting
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    Flowering summer (Jun-Jul).