Clematis recta

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Clematis recta, Linn. (C. erecta, Linn.). Herbaceous, somewhat tufted, 2-3 ft. long: lvs. pinnate; lfts. stalked, ovate, acuminate, entire: fls. numerous, on a large, branching terminal panicle, white, sweet-scented,1 in. across. June-Aug. S. Eu. Gn. 52, p. 510; 53, p. 547; 66, p. 152. R.H. 1899, p. 528. G.M. 45:866. G.W. 14, p. 561. Var. plena, Lemoine. Fully doubled, button-like blossoms. H.F. 1860:13. R.H. I860, pp. 512-13. Var. mandshurica, Maxim. (C. terniflora, DC. C. mandchuria, Rupr.). Taller and slenderer: lfts. 3-5, ovate, subcordate at the base, rarely cuneate, obtuse, reticulate beneath: fls. pure white in axillary and terminal panicles. R.H. 1909, p. 423.

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Clematis recta in New Delhi
Clematis recta in New Delhi
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Clematis recta, the Erect Clematis or Ground virginsbower, is a species of Clematis unusual in that it is a free-standing shrub rather than a climbing plant. Growing usually on the margins of woodland areas, it is native to Eastern, Southern and Central Europe.

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