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Clematis crispa

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Curly clematis
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Moist to wet soil; dies to the ground each year; does not have to climb to flower. This plant is less frequently damaged by deer than other clematis species.

Description:
Deciduous or evergreen vine; leaves alternate, pinnately divided; flowers with 4-8 petal-like parts of various colors, many stamens, and then many small, dry fruits each with a silky-plumose tail
Height:
6 ft.-10 ft.
Flower:
1-2 in. blue, pink, lavender, or white in early spring and fall; often two toned; mildly fragrant
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Texture:
Medium
Exposure:
Partial shade
Poison Part:
All species are toxic, all parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis, ingestion, inhalation
Symptoms:
Burning sensation of mouth and mouth ulcers; skin redness and burning sensation
Toxic Principle:
Anemonin
Severity:
CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area as native vine; landscape as cultivated herbaceous or woody vine
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Climbing Method:
Twining
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2263

Clematis crispa Clematis crispa
Photo by David McAdoo, CC BY-NC-2.0
Clematis crispa Clematis crispa
Photo by Sharpj99, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Clematis crispa Clematis crispa
Photo by Sharpj99, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0