All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Virgin's Bower</strong>
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<em>Clematis virginiana</em><br>
These flowers have a nice smell. Sometimes this plant is grown on porches or trellises. I found this blooming in Oak Ridge in mid-August. Virgin's Bower contains the toxin <u>...
Virgin's Bower
close-up
Clematis virginiana

These flowers have a nice smell. Sometimes this plant is grown on porches or trellises. I found this blooming in Oak Ridge in mid-August. Virgin's Bower contains the toxin ranunculin. Horses, cattle and sheep are affected if they eat the plant. The toxin can blister affected skin and mucous membranes.

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