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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid -Atlantic
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Clematis virginiana (Virgin’s-bower)
In eastern North American* lowlands, this vigorous native vine quickly climbs by twining or trails along the ground in twisted fashion. A prolific bloomer, its white flowers attract pollinators late summer into fall followed by showy seed heads reminiscent of an “old man’s beard,” another of its common names.
*It is native to DC and to areas in Maryland. In DE, it is common in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. It is native to all but one county in PA. In VA, it is common in the mountains, frequent in the Piedmont, and infrequent in the Coastal Plain.