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14c. Clematis occidentalis var. dissecta (C. L. Hitchcock) J. S. Pringle, Brittonia. 23: 371. 1971.

Clematis columbiana (Nuttall) Torrey & A. Gray var. dissecta C.L. Hitchcock, Univ. Wash. Publ. Biol. 17(2): 341. 1964

Stems short and tufted or, if viny, up to 0.5(-1.5)m and trailing. Leaves: leaflets lobed or unlobed, 1.5-6.5(-9) cm, margins crenate-serrate; terminal leaflet, at least, usually deeply lobed, or sometimes ternate. Flowers: sepals moderately divergent, reddish violet or less often violet-blue, lance-ovate, 2.5-4.5(-6) cm, margins not fluted, tips acute to acuminate.

Flowering spring. Cliffs and other rocky sites in open woods and thickets; 700-1900 m; Wash.

Clematis occidentalis var. dissecta occurs only in the Wenatchee and adjacent ranges of the Cascade Mountains.


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