Ranunculaceae
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