Clematis ligusticifolia

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Scientific Name Clematis ligusticifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Virgin's Bower, Western White Clematis ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane. Along streams and in forests.
Plant: Vining perennial 10 to 20 feet long.
Leaves: Opposite, compound leaves with 5 to 7 leaflets, each with toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Many cream-colored blossoms, each with four or five sepals (no petals). Staminate and pistillate flowers are on separate plants, with stamens becoming long, silky plumes at maturity.
References: Descr. adapted from "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
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