Clematis ligusticifolia

Western White Clematis

Woody vine tangled into treetops or usually found growing along ground, clambering through bushes, over fences. Leaves with main stalk carrying 5–15 leaflets, each with 3 lobes, coarsely toothed. Flowers white in loose clusters, male and female flowers on separate vines often twined together. Male flowers have many stamens; female flowers have many pistils, stamens with no pollen. Seed with long feathery tails attached form fluffy sphere. Grows in wet places, along streams, at low to mid-elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: vine to 50 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, Olympic NP, Siskiyous, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes