Texas Virgin's Bower, Clematis drummondii Texas Virgin's Bower, Clematis drummondii Texas Virgin's Bower, Clematis drummondii, Rich Hill, Arizona
Common Name Drummond's Clematis, Texas Virgin's Bower Vine, Old Man's Beard
Latin Name Clematis drummondii
Native Habitat Dry washes and canyons of Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month in dry months
Height X Width To 30 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Songbird, Thornless
Ornamental Value Flowers are a cluster of white stamens followed by fluffy white seed plumes repeatedly from late winter to early fall
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees, plant attracts birds
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53218/
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/VirginBowerTexas/VirginBowerTexas.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=cldr
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/clematisdrummondii.htm
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/VirginBowerTexas/VirginBowerTexas.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Ranunculaceae/Clematis_drummondii.html
    Nursery, images, and data Plants and seeds not available
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CLDR
Note: May be somewhat invasive, dioeceous, high pollinator
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