Saturday, December 10, 2005

Yam-leaved Clematis

Weekend Photoblogging

Yam-leaved Clematis
Originally uploaded by urtica.

A pretty flower from yam-leaved clematis (Clematis terniflora), a fairly aggressive invader on parts of Nantucket. A local botanist took me on a tour of the island, showing me where all the invasive plants like to hang out. When I saw this plant, I realized that some seedlings I had photographed on Nantucket in 2004 (see photo below) were the same species. The seedlings were growing at a different part of the island - that doesn't bode well for the future.

1 comment:

The Apostrophe Cop said...

You'll be appalled to know that this invader was a Plant of the Week here.

This stuff has naturalized in SE Louisiana. I kill it when I can. It's a toughie.