Clematis terniflora

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sweet autumn clematis
Virgin's bower (Clematis terniflora).jpg
Blooming vine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Clematis
Species: C. terniflora
Binomial name
Clematis terniflora

Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis) is a plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is native to Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia), Taiwan),[1] but is cultivated in gardens and has naturalized in parts of North America. It is considered an invasive plant in some locations.


Clematis terniflora is a vine with opposite, pinnately compound leaves, on climbing stems. The flowers are white, borne in fall. They usually bloom in September in the Northern hemisphere. The blooms are nicely fragrant and visited by bees.

Honeybee on sweet autumn clematis


  1. ^ Wang Wencai, Bruce Bartholomew. "Clematis terniflora". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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