Native Plant of the Day 07/30/2015
Photo from July 12, 2010. Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, Haywood County, NC.
Leather Vasevine – for more photos and information go to the Clematis viorna detail page.
USWildflowers Daily Plant 12/02/2012.
Photo from 8/23/2009. Location: Walker County, GA.
Sweet Autumn Clematis, an introduced species, are the smaller flowers shown here surrrounding a native Wild Potato Vine blossom. For more photos and information go to the Clematis terniflora detail page.
My wife and I were going over to Waynesville, NC on Thursday to pick up a granddaughter who had been spending a few days with her best friend from Papua New Guinea. Being the fall color season, we wanted to take some time for some photographs in the mountains, so we left early, before 7 AM. It turned out that sunrise was just as we were getting to Lake Ocoee (also known as Parksville Lake), and the cool morning brought fog and mist with it. We also had time to take brief drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the daytrip to Waynesville.
Western Virgin’s Bower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/10/2012.) Scientific name is Clematis occidentalis. Photo below was taken in the Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID on June 1, 2012. It is also known by the common names Western Blue Virginsbower, Mountain Clematis, Purple Clematis, and Purple Virgin’s-bower. Go to the Western Virgin’s Bower detail page for more information.
Hairy Clematis, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/07/2012.) Scientific name is Clematis hirsutissima. Photo below was taken in the Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID on May 31, 2012. It is also known by the common names Vase-flower, Sugarbowl, and Leather-flower. Go to the Hairy Clematis detail page for more information.