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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC.
Western blue virginsbower
USDA Symbol: cloc2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Blue , Purple
CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, QC Native Habitat:
Woodland,Forest Edge USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
BenefitUse Wildlife: Birds, Hummingbirds
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Severe pain in mouth if eaten; skin irritation if touched or inhaled. Symptoms include burning sensation of mouth and mouth ulcers; skin redness and burning sensation. Toxic Principle: Anemonin.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Hummingbirds
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff