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Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana)
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Other common names: Devil's Darning Needles, Old Man's Beard
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 6 to 10 ft. (vine)
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Parts indistinct
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
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Leaves of virgin's bower are bluntly toothed, while those of sweet autumn clematis are smooth.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.