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This flower is a nodding, bell-shaped flower of dark purple with silvery hairs on the flower and stem. The edges of the flower curl up. The inside of the flower appears darker, and has yellow stamen.

The seedhead has long droppy filaments that flop over and bend around the top of the stem.

Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Clematis hirsutissima
Growing Season:Spring and early summer
Soil Type:Meadows, woodlands
Other Names:

Leather Flower, Vase Flower, Hairy Clematis

Habitat:Foothills, montane to subalpine