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Clematis viorna

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

Native; slender, feathery, golden seed head; prefers a neutral pH and good drainage; dies down to a woody base in winter; prune in spring; can be used as ground cover on banks; this plant may be less frequently damaged by deer than other clematis species (hybrids).

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:
Single, 1-in. violet to dull purple, bell-shaped flower with thick, fleshy, petal-like sepals; blooms May to fall
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Texture:
Fine
Exposure:
Sun to 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:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Tendrils
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2268

Clematis viorna Clematis viorna
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC-BY-SA-2.0