White Virgin's Bower
Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
In relative feet, width by height
|6-10 × 6-10'
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Toothed, typically ovate (roughly egg shaped egg shaped)
|Long, narrow "headdress" of achenes (dry single seeded fruit)
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|This clematis is the upland relative of C. drummondii found mostly along streams from northern Mexico to southern Canada. It is distinguished by its primarily riparian, and high elevation habitat as well as its lack of pubescence on the foliage and the shorter achenes which form the "headress" of seeds on pistillate flowers. This would be the clematis to use in high elevation gardens and in northern Arizona, and can be grown in lower parts of the state given sufficient moisture. Pair with oaks, and riparian trees such as sycamore (Platanus wrightii) and cottonwood (Populus fremontii) to mimic the natural habitat of this species.