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Clematis virginiana

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Italian clematis, Virgin's bower
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Rapid grower; climbs by twisting petioles; bright green foliage; native to western North Carolina; 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:
12-20 ft.
Flower:
White flowers in late summer to fall
Zones:
6, 7, 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Texture:
Fine
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Fruit:
White flowers in late summer to fall
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, native

NCCES plant id: 463

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