Problem Plant: Sweet Autumn Clematis

Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora

Also known as Sweet Autumn Virginsbower, this ornamental species was
introduced from Japan and China and is still widely sold in the nursery trade. It
produces tremendous amounts of seed, allowing it to escape from cultivation into
fencerows and roadsides where It forms a dense tangle that can smother native
vegetation. It is reported as invasive in the eastern half of the U. S. and in nearby
national parks.

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