Delaware Wildflowers • Guides

Clematis — Virgin's-bower, Leatherflower
Three species in Delaware.
Two have flowers with white sepals.

Clematis terniflora, Japanese Virgin's-bower
Invasive non-native, Piedmont & coastal plain
Leaflets entire.

Clematis virginiana, Virginia Virgin-bower
Native, Piedmont & coastal plain
Leaflets toothed.

One has flowers with purple sepals.

Clematis viorna, Vase-vine Leatherflower
Rare native, Piedmont only

Sources: The Flora of Delaware, Weakley's Flora.

Copyright David G. Smith

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