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Clematis texensis

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Scarlet clematis
Cultivar(s):
Duchess of Albany , Countess of Onslow , Gravetye Beauty
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Flowers on new growth so prune in late spring; drought tolerant; native; better density than most clematis; grayish-green leaves; scarlet, bell-shaped flowers from summer to frost. This plant may be less frequently damaged by deer than other clematis species (hybrids).

Description:
Deciduous 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:
5-10 ft.
Flower:
Scarlet, red, pink or purple bell-shaped flowers from summer to frost
Zones:
4-8
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:
deer tolerant, showy flowers, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2262

Clematis texensis Clematis texensis
Walker Wilson, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
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Clematis texensis Clematis texensis 'Princess Diana'
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