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Clematis armandii

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Armand clematis, Evergreen clematis
Cultivar(s):
Apple Blossom , Snowdrift
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Cool shade over roots; shiny, dark green leaves; white, fragrant flowers in late spring; blooms on old wood, so prune after flowering. 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:
15-25 ft.
Flower:
White, fragrant flowers in late spring
Zones:
7b-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Texture:
Coarse
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:
Twisting stems and petioles
Tags:
showy flowers, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2261

Clematis armandii Clematis armandii climbing with support
Photo by Barbara Goodman, CC BY - 2.0
Clematis armandii Clematis armandii flower and leaf detail
Photo by Barbara Goodman, CC BY - 2.0