Clematis drummondii [Ranunculaceae]

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Scientific Name Clematis drummondii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Old-man's Beard, Drummond's Clematis ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry soils in canyons and dry washes.
Plant: Low/sprawling or climbing perennial vine.
Leaves: Compound leaves with 3 to 5 leaflets, each with 3 lobes and 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches long with leathery appearance and short fine hairs on the undersides.
Inflorescence: Flowerheads are solitary or in small clusters of a few, no petals, 4 white, petal-like sepals and a cluster of white stamens; flower followed by mass of fluffy, white seed plumes (tails) 2 to 4 inches long.
Bloom Period: April to September.
References: SEINet, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, and Southwest Desert Flora.
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