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A formidable mound of Clematis drummondii

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Clematis drummondii Mound 1337

Look at this mound, almost a wall, of Clematis drummondii adorning a piece of the Blackland Prairie in Pflugerville on July 16th. I happened to visit the property again last week and can report that the great pile of fluff is still there, though understandably looking duller and dingier after almost two months of weathering in the Texas summer.

The common name for this plant, by the way, is old man’s beard. For a closer look at some swirls of fresh strands (along with a few flowers), click the icon below; your eyes will be well rewarded.

Clematis drummondii Mound 1390 Detail

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 8, 2015 at 3:33 AM

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