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Purple Clematis
Clematis occidentalis (Clematis verticillaris)

• Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
• Habitat: rocky woods and slopes
• Height: vine; stems 3-6 feet long
• Flower size: 1-1/2 to 2 inches long
• Flower color: reddish purple
• Flowering time: April to June
• Origin: native

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Clematis occidentalis
Clematis occidentalis
Clematis occidentalis
Clematis occidentalis
Purple clematis has rather handsome seedheads.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.