Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Clematis ligusticifolia (Western Clematis, Virgin's Bower)

 

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Magnoliidae

Order

 Ranunculales

Family

 Ranunculaceae Buttercup family

Genus

 Clematis L. leather flower

Species

 Clematis ligusticifolia Nutt. western white clematis

This fine climbing vine grows vigorously to 40,' although it is significantly shorter in its northernmost ranges.

Delicate clusters of showy white flowers bloom from June to mid-August and are followed by equally decorative fluffy seed heads.

Hardy between USDA zones 5-10, Western Clematis grows on dry, weak soils from BC through the eastern ranges of the Cascades.

Game birds favor this plant.

Photo below left courtesy of PD-USGOV-USDA.

   
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