Etymology: Clematis: in Greek means "long, lithe branches" and is an ancient name for some climbing plant
Plants: climbing, perennial, up to 9' tall, woody vine
Leaves: long stalked, 3-parted, leaflets 3/4"-4", usually with coarse teeth
Flowers: white to greenish, 4-parted, 3/8" wide, petal-like sepals; infloresense branched, stalked clusters from the leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: dry seeds in a dense, rounded, fluffy cluster
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests, openings, streambanks
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FAC USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"