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We are very pleased to offer the Federally endangered Clematis socialis, which was first discovered in 1980 and is currently known from only six sites in northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia. Clematis socialis is a rhizomatous sprawling perennial instead of a vine. Clematis socialis is incredibly easy to grow in the garden, forming a large 4-5' wide mass of wiry stems in just a few years. In the wild, Clematis socialis occurs in very moist alluvial woodland clearings, although we have found it to be extraordinarily drought tolerant in the garden. The stems are adorned with thick linear alternate leaves along with the light lavender bell-shaped flowers from April through August. Clematis socialis is an exceptional garden plant that should be more widely grown, but due to poorly thought out regulations, we can not ship these outside of North Carolina.