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Leatherflower (clematis viorna) is a native member of the clematis family. Its native range is most of the Southeast excluding Florida, the Mid-Atlantic region, and most of the eastern Midwest, including parts of Missouri and Arkansas. Also called vase vine, virgin's bower, and other regional names, the vine produces a string of lovely bell-shaped flowers with a leathery texture from spring through summer. The color is usually a dusty pink to red, with some regional variations.