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Clematis viticella

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Italian clematis
Cultivar(s):
Abundance , Alba Luxurians , Ascotiensis , Emilia Plater
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Prolific bloomers and vigorous growers; resistant to wilt

Description:
Deciduous or evergreen vine; leaves alternate, pinnately divided; flowers in mid to late summer with 4-8 petal-like parts of various colors, many stamens, and then many small, dry fruits each with a silky-plumose tail; this plant is frequently damaged by deer
Height:
15-20 ft.
Flower:
Up to 3 in. lavender-blue to purple flowers in mid-summer to early fall; blooms on new wood- severely prune in early spring
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Texture:
Medium
Exposure:
Sun; shade for roots
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:
Twisting petioles; twining
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2269

Clematis viticella Clematis viticella
Photo by Rictor Norton & David Allen, CC BY - 2.0