Mystery plant 028

This flowering vine can be found in the midwestern and eastern portions of North America.  When you can identify it, please leave a comment with both the common name and the scientific name of the plant.  If you have any anecdote to share about this vine, feel free to include it in your comment.


Developing vine in spring


Leaves and their arrangement along stem


Group of flowers


Close view of flower — and bud on the right


Flowers becoming seed heads


Heads with mature seeds


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana)


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4 Responses to Mystery plant 028

  1. Lorelei Connors says:

    Virgin’s Bower…Clematis Virginiana? smells heavenly…

  2. Richard Lewis says:

    Virgins bower, Clematis virginiana

  3. Joyce Hochsprung says:

    Virgin’s Bower Clematis virginiana

  4. Angelyn says:

    Yes! This is Virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana). I enjoy this vine’s white flowers and last winter I was intrigued by its seed heads — some of which were quite large and striking against a blue sky.

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