Chinese Clematis

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chinese clematis plant
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Chinese Clematis

Clematis orientalis

Information Sheet (PDF)


Colorado List B - Eradication required in Jefferson County


General

  • Difficult to distinguish from native clematis when plant is not flowering
  • Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
  • Has been sold as an ornamental but no longer available in Colorado
  • Introduced from Eurasia


Habitat

  • Climbs on fences, trees, etc.
  • Coverage may cause trees or bushes to die
  • Perennial woody vine
  • Riparian corridors
  • Rocky slopes near seepage


Plant


Vegetation

  • Climbing vine
  • Compound leaves


Roots

  • Flexible and weak


Flower

  • Season: Late June to August
  • Yellow, bell-shaped flower


Seed

  • Feathery, long-tailed seed heads
  • Silky appearance


Seedling

  • Germinates in spring


Reproduction

  • Seed


Control


Biological

  • None


Chemical


Cultural

  • Prevention – maintain health of site


Mechanical

  • Burning - N/A
  • Grazing - N/A
  • Mowing - N/A


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