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Plant Details

Clematis virginiana

Autumn Clematis, Virgin's Bower

Scientific Name:

Clematis virginiana

Common Name:

Autumn Clematis, Virgin's Bower

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Vine

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

20

Light:

Sun - Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic - Xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Flowers

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Paynter, Watauga Co, Sept 2011

Leaves

Unlike the invasive Sweet Autumn Virginsbower (Clematis terniflora), the native Autumn Clematis (Clematis virginiana) has toothed leaflets.

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Paynter, Watauga Co, Sept 2011

In seed

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Paynter, Watauga Co, 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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