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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Jun 8, 2019 1:24 PM CST
Some have thought this is a Virginia Creeper however it does not have 5 points. Other than that it looks like it could be related. Thanks for any help you can be. Thanks.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 8, 2019 1:41 PM CST
Wow, no, not Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) in the least. Whomever made that suggestion should take some remedial ID training.

This plant clearly has opposite arrangement of foliage. It clearly has trifoliate leaves.

That is a Clematis vine - Clematis sp. Until it flowers, it may be difficult to ID this done to species or named selection.
John
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pitimpinai
Jun 8, 2019 1:47 PM CST
I think it is a clematis too.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Jun 8, 2019 5:06 PM CST
Wow. That's exciting!!!! I had a Clematis years ago which I really really loved. The one I had then got good sized purple beautiful flowers on it so I'm hoping these will as well. By the way, they are showing up in various parts of our yard so someone in years gone by must have done a fair bit of transplanting. Thanks for the responses.
Name: Darrie
Stuart, FL (Zone 10a)
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Darrieb
Jun 9, 2019 7:09 AM CST
Hiya Junky,

Welcome to the forum. I agree that that is not a Virginia creeper, but, it may just be Clematis virginiana or Virgin's Bower. Hopefully, it's not its cousin Sweetautumn Clematis, Clematis terniflora, because that sucker will take over your yard!

It's a little hard to tell them apart until the flowers show up in the fall. Meanwhile, I'd try to get a handle on some of the "extra" plants to ensure you don't lose control of your garden.

Either way, that's not a Jackmanii Clematis - the most likely candidate of clematis you had earlier... The single most popular clematis out there! With good reason, I might add!
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Jun 9, 2019 2:10 PM CST
The Clematis you showed is the one I had in a previous yard. I loved that one. Thanks for the tip on trying to scoop up all the extra plants around as there are plenty! As soon as there are some flowers I'll post pics. I appreciate your answer very much. Thank You!
Name: Darrie
Stuart, FL (Zone 10a)
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Darrieb
Jun 9, 2019 3:35 PM CST
You are most welcome!! I tip my hat to you.
Moving from New York to the Treasure Coast leaves me feeling like a newbie in the Garden. Nevermind that I've been at it for 35 years! :P
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Jun 10, 2019 9:49 PM CST
I'll disagree with Darrieb on one point - having grown both the native Clematis virginiana and the non-native Clematis terniflora prior to that. There are traits from which to tell these two species apart.

Clematis virginiana will reliably always have teeth along the margins of its leaflets (dentate).

Clematis terniflora will reliably NOT have teeth along the margins of its leaflets (entire).

The darn shame: botanists who study such things say that these two species can hybridize.

I will also vouch for the FACT that both of this species are vigorous to a fault at colonizing every square inch that they can grow their roots into. Do not plant these anywhere that you do not wish to have them grow all over everything, and sprout from all parts of their root system.
John
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Jul 1, 2019 4:47 PM CST
Just so happens I came across someone who has the Purple flowered Clematis to share. I can't wait! Being I've never planted one before does anyone have time to share a couple of tips?

As for the other Clematis out there I could have nightmares of it taking over. I must get out a machete.......Actually, now that I know what it is I think I can deal with it. There are some little things growing on it which I presumed were buds however nothing looking like a flowers but maybe still too early as we're a ways away from fall.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Aug 17, 2019 7:09 PM CST
Here I am at long last with a photo of the Clematis with flowers. That should make identifying easier. I hope the picture is clear enough.

Also, I did get several Purple Clematis slips, transplanted them, and it looks like 1 survived so I'm hoping to see it pop up again in the spring.

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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Aug 17, 2019 7:17 PM CST
That reminds me of American Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana)
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Aug 18, 2019 7:52 AM CST
Exactly - toothed leaflets and all.
John
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Aug 18, 2019 2:47 PM CST
Thanks John and Plantladylin. Thank You!
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Aug 18, 2019 2:50 PM CST
Thanks goes to John ... he's the first who suggested Clematis virginiana. Thumbs up
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Frillylily
Aug 18, 2019 2:53 PM CST
well technically it was @Darrieb who first suggested that, before it bloomed.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 18, 2019 2:55 PM CST
*Blush* I see that now; good eye Darrieb! Thumbs up
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Aug 18, 2019 5:57 PM CST
Wonderful how you all came together to answer my question. Thank you!! :)
Name: Darrie
Stuart, FL (Zone 10a)
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Darrieb
Aug 24, 2019 3:24 AM CST
It takes a village to raise a garden too!!!

Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling my eyes. I tip my hat to you. Welcome!
Moving from New York to the Treasure Coast leaves me feeling like a newbie in the Garden. Nevermind that I've been at it for 35 years! :P
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Aug 24, 2019 6:51 AM CST
Plant people are also the friendliest, most helpful ones around. My thanks!!!

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