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  Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC. var. occidentalis image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Ranunculaceae
Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC. var. occidentalis
purple clematis, western blue virgin's-bower
Clematis: in Greek means "long, lithe branches" and is an ancient name for some climbing plant
occidentalis: Latin for "western"
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Status: Native
Plant: climbing, perennial, up to 6' tall, woody vine
Flower: bluish, 4-parted, 1 3/4" long, petal-like sepals; solitary, mostly from the leaf axils; blooms May-June
Fruit:flattened, dry seeds in a dense, rounded, fluffy cluster
Leaf:long stalked, 3-parted, leaflets mostly with smooth or lobed edges
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rocky soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Atragene americana Sims
Atragene occidentalis Hornem.
Clematis verticillaris DC.
Clematis verticillaris DC. var. cacuminis Fernald
Clematis verticillaris DC. var. grandiflora B.Boivin

         
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