Clematis virginiana

Common Name: 
virgin's bower, wild clematis
Scientific Name: 
Clematis virginiana L.
Family Name: 
Ranunculaceae - Buttercup Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed
sprawling and climbing with twisting petioles, no tendrils, herbaceous to woody below, often purplish
opposite, compound, twisting pubescent petioles, 3 stalked leaflets; leaflets ovate, usually 3 main pointed lobes, coarsely toothed
Leaves of Virgin's Bower
Leaves of Virgin's Bower
4-sepaled, white, petals absent, fragrant, dioecious; axillary panicles clusters
Flowers of Virgin's Bower
Flowers of Virgin's Bower
fruit 1-seeded, feathery plume-like tail
Fruits of Virgin's Bower
Fruits of Virgin's Bower