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.
|Scientific Name:||Clematis hirsutissima|
|Growing Season:||Spring and early summer|
|Soil Type:||Meadows, woodlands|
Leather Flower, Vase Flower, Hairy Clematis
|Habitat:||Foothills, montane to subalpine|