Page author: David Giblin
Clematis vitalba
traveler's-joy
WTU specimens
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Distribution: Established chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, scattered locations in eastern North America.

Habitat: Waste land.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Introduced; native to Europe and Africa

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Strong, woody, climbing vine to 20 m. long.

Leaves:

Leaves pinnately compound with 5 narrowly to broadly ovate-cordate leaflets 3-6 cm. long, entire or shallowly 3-lobed.

Flowers:

Flowers perfect, in several-flowered bracteate panicles; sepals 4, creamy white, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 6-15 mm. long; petals none; stamens and pistils numerous.

Fruits:

Achenes hairy; styles persistent, 2.5-5 cm. long.

Accepted Name:
Clematis vitalba L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 544. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Clematis vitalba in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Clematis vitalba checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Clematis vitalba atlas page.

CalPhotos: Clematis vitalba photos.

USDA Plants: Clematis vitalba information.

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