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New Species Discovered

A paper describing a new species of Clematis by EEB graduate student Aaron Floden appeared in the latest volume of the Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.  The new species was discovered during biological survey work in the Ocoee River gorge (Polk Co., Tennessee) that is turning up previously unrecognized diversity in this geologically unique area not far from Knoxville.  The survey is being conducted by a team that includes UT graduates Joey Shaw (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga) and Dwayne Estes (Austin Peay University) and UT Herbarium Director Eugene Wofford.

Clematis vinacea