Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Blue Jasmine Leather-flower
Clematis crispa
Family: Ranunculaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2

Wet woods, swamps, and slough margins.

Species Description:
Perennial vine.

Flowering Period: Early May to late August.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Sepals (which appear to be petals) are thick, 3-5 cm long and the margins above the middle are thin and crisped (irregular). The leaves are pinnate with 2-4 pairs and the lower leaflets larger than the others.

Changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions could be detrimental to this species. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or impacts due to erosion. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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