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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

You Say Clematis, I Say Clematis

The Berry Prairie's clematis is in bloom!  Now, if you're envisioning a clematis like this:

Sorry, that's not it.

Our clematis is small.  Its flowers hang upside-down.  It stays low to the ground and scoffs at a trellis.  It's pollinated by a variety of insects, but big, burly bumble bees in particular love it.  It's native to our great state of Wyoming.  What more could you want in a clematis?

Viewers, meet the Sugarbowl Clematis (Clematis scotii)!

Check back again soon for updates on other flowers in bloom.  There are lots - if you're in Laramie, feel welcome to visit the green roof any time, any day of the week!

Written by Brenna Marsicek, UW Biodiversity Institute

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