Taxon  Report   2255    
Clematis ligusticifolia  Nutt.
Creek clematis,  Western virgin's bower, Western white clematis, Yerba de chiva
Clematis ligusticifolia
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Clematis ligusticifolia
© 2013 David popp
Clematis ligusticifolia
© 2009 Keir Morse
Clematis ligusticifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Clematis ligusticifolia
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Genus: Clematis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Clematis ligusticifolia var. brevifolia
ICPN: Clematis ligusticifolia var. californica
ICPN: Clematis ligusticifolia var. ligusticifolia
More information about  Clematis ligusticifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).