Answer to the Front Page "Picture of the Week" Question for August 7th - August 14th, 2003
This is vasevine, Clematis viorna.
It is native to the mid-Atlantic region and is a lovely vine for lightly shaded
woodland gardens. Although the flowers are small by comparison to many other clematis,
they bloom for a longer period. The petals are suprisingly fleshy and thick. You can
see vasevine in the Fern Valley Native Plant Collection
and in a container near the Administration Building.