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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Texas Virgin's Bower   Clematis drummondii    
Buttercup family — Ranunculaceae

Also known as:
Barbas de Chivato, Old Man's Beard, Clematis, Love-in-the-Mist

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This weedy but beautiful vine grows over thickets and on fences in most parts of Texas, being especially common in the dry central, western, and southern parts of the state. It flowers in the summer. The fruits are showier than the flowers, the long white or silvery mature styles forming the hairy looking mass that gives it the name "old man's beard".

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)

 
 
 

Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, September

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