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Clematis virginiana

Autumn Clematis, Virgin's Bower

Scientific Name:

Clematis virginiana

Genus:

virginiana

Species Epithet:

Clematis

Common Name:

Autumn Clematis, Virgin's Bower

Plant Type

Herbaceous Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, thickets, and openings.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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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