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Feb 18, 2002
South of the Mason/Dixon.

Of the native clematis species, C. virginiana is perhaps one of the most widely distributed. Also known as virgin’s bower or devil’s darning needles, this fall-blooming species is native to the entire eastern half of North America. Do not confuse this plant with C. terniflora (sweet autumn clematis), a non-native species from Asia. Unlike the vast majority of clematis species, which are generally well behaved, both C. virginiana and C. terniflora are rampant growers and aggressive self-seeders. Both produce clouds of 1