Wildflower of the Week by Chick Keller

This one a beauty. As you explore the trails, look for this plant blooming widely in shady places around town. It is a Clematis Columbia.

Many varieties of clematis are sold for gardens, but this one is wild and I’ve never seen it successfully transplanted. Still, it never ceases to please as it winds it’s way among the branches of other plants. In a month it will stop blooming, so go out and enjoy it now.