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Virgin’s Bower

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Clematis virginian

Flower Description:

Branching flattish to somewhat pyramidal clusters of up to 30 stalked flowers arising from leaf axils. Flowers are about 1″ across with 4 elliptic, white, petal-like sepals that are slightly hairy on the upper surface and more densely so on the lower.

Season BloomJuly - August
HabitatPart shade, sun; moist woods, fencerows, along shores.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are compounds in groups of 3. Leaflets are up to 4" long and 3" wide, often cleft or shallowly lobed in 2 or 3 parts, with coarsely toothed edges, sharply pointed tips, rounded to heart-shaped base and short, finely hairy stalk.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun