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Connecticut Plants
Purple Clematis
Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC.
  • Synonyms: Clematis verticillaris
  • Family: buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
  • Habitat: rocky woods and slopes
  • Height: vine; stems 3-6 feet long
  • Flower size: 1-1/2 to 2 inches long
  • Flower color: reddish purple
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC.
Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC.
Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC.
Clematis occidentalis (Hornem.) DC.

Purple clematis has rather handsome seedheads.