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Clematis terniflora

LHPrism Status 
Tier 3 - Established
Key Characteristics 
Leaf
Leaves have a smooth margin. They are opposite, oval-shaped, compound with 3-5 leaflets that are 2-3 inches long. The leaves distinguish it from the native virgin's bower which has a toothed margin.
Flower
White flowers with four petals, highly fragrant.
Growth Form
A climbing, deciduous or semi-evergreen perennial vine
Seed
Seeds are produced in profusion and are showy due to long, silver-gray, feather-like hairs attached
LHPRISM Notes 

In the Lower Hudson valley, Japanese virgin's bower typcially begins flowering in mid-September after the native virgin's bower has finished flowering.
 

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