This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range. I may still have time here in NH, but just wondering.
Virgin's Bower Clematis virginiana Buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Description: This perennial plant is a woody vine up to 20' long. Its stems can twine about fences and adjacent vegetation and they branch occasionally.
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Virgin's Bower is a native perennial twining vine which you will usually spot via its' flowers which will be lying atop other vegetation. The stems can grow to over 9 feet long and become woody with age. They are green when young with some reddish tints, turning brown with age.
Pick an image for a larger view. See the glossary for icon descriptions. Branching flattish to somewhat pyramidal clusters of up to 30 stalked flowers arising from leaf axils.
Distinctive fluffy seed head persists into winter. White 4-part flowers. Range Map is at the bottom of the page An overview of what this vine looks like.
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Clematis virginiana also known as devil's darning needlesdevil's hairlove vinetraveller's joyvirgin's bowerVirginia virgin's bowerwild hopsand woodbine ; syn. Clematis virginiana L. The rationale for some of the common names is unclear, as they include examples normally applied to unrelated plants, including twining parasites e.
Virgin's bower is a native species of clematis that produces masses of small white flowers in late summer. This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm's Plants of the Chicago Regionwith updates made according to current research. Virgin's bower can grow 10 to 15 feet in a season.