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Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Image ID: 2016/dc20

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Other common names: Leatherleaf Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virgin's Bower, Yam-Leafed Clematis
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 20 to 30 ft. (vine)
Blooms: August to September
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Decker Creek Trail
Date:  8/25/2016
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Sweet Autumn Clematis may be easily confused with:
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.

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