Clematis ligusticifolia

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Species Name: Clematis ligusticifolia
Common Name: Virgin's Bower or Yerba De Chiva

Attractive flowers followed by feathery seed heads. Likes moisture and partial shade. Great on fences. Give some summer water.

Plant Family: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: 15 - 20' long
Growth Habit: Climbing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: June - September
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Along streams, wet places below 8,000'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.