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Wild Clematis and Manzanita


Wild Clematis and Manzanita

This wild clematis I found tangled in the manzanita for support, shooting up blooming vines into the bristlecone. It was quite a sight to see.



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Wild clematis !!!! wow, wouldn't mind this going wild in my garden its a beauty :-)

18 Jan, 2010

 

I agree Simbad, I would love that it my garden also, its a beauty.

18 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely. :-))

18 Jan, 2010

 

You know I have seen this when I have been in this area and did not realize what it was! Wow...thank you..

18 Jan, 2010

 

Its stunning Gt....looks like a Macropetala type?
No. more the Alpina...very similar to Clematis Alpina Frances Rivis.

18 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you for the comments. It was a real wonder, finding this wild. I puzzled it out, the leaves and vine revealed its identity more than anything. Alpina would be a good description, this is 9000ft in elevation and this is spring blooming. These were the finishing few end of June, just a week or so earlier and the whole area would be blooming I think.

19 Jan, 2010

 

Yes, it's lovely and the bark of the tree/shrub it's growing through is a lovely warm brown as well!

25 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Karensusan63. This is a manzanita, they have such a nice rich brown wood. One of my favorites. A very slow growing hardwood found in southwest US.

26 Jan, 2010

 

mmm....reminds me of my arbutus, it has a lovely brown bark as well. I've never heard of manzanita but it's a lovely name...sounds mexican! My son is in San Diego at the moment, maybe he'll bring me one! ha ha!

26 Jan, 2010

 

Proabably is mexican. I believe it might be protected in California, but that is from wood harvesters, for the color. A nursery plant is probably available. They are beautiful. One of my favorite southwest plants. I'll post a few more shots of it so you can see a little more.

27 Jan, 2010

 

magic, looks like its flying.

31 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Zandra. They had a lovely downturned manner on these long stems.

31 Jan, 2010



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