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.
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.
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