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Clematis montana

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Anemone clematis, Indian's virgin's bower
Cultivar(s):
Alba , Alexander , Elizabeth , Freda , Lilacina , Gothenburg, Marjorie
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Blooms on previous season's growth so prune after flowering

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; var. Rubens has fragrant strawberry flowers in May. This plant is less frequently damaged by deer than other clematis species.
Height:
16-30 ft.
Flower:
Flowers late spring to early summer
Zones:
6, 7, 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Texture:
Medium
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; 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: 2265

Clematis montana 'Elizabeth' Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'
F. D. Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Clematis montana 'Alba' Clematis montana 'Alba' flower detail
Amanda Slater, CC-BY-SA-2.0