Thanks, Luda, for the Wikipedia citation. I see that my clematis is not an Occidentalis. It has 8 petals and the Occi
has 4.However, your message got me more curious and I looked at the Garden Forum database and found that there
are 15,000 varieties! I flipped through the 97 pages of the clematis entries and neglected all of this morning's chores.
Luckily there were not 15,000 photos, so I didn't inspect every clematis in the universe. However, I didn't find one that
approximates my 8-petaled beauty (one possibility is something called Cezanne...nice name, but I don't think it's a
match) so it's still my anonymous clemmy. With all the varieties, I'm not as fussed about not knowing what its given
name as I was. Here's a better picture of my guy. Thanks for getting me motivated to do the research. David