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Plant Name:

Devil's Darning Needles

Scientific Name:

Clematis virginiana


Devil's Darning Needles is a climbing vine with white to cream-colored flowers and feathery seed heads.


Forest edges, thickets, stream banks, open woods


Devil's Darning Needles provides nectar and pollen for a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It also serves as a larval host plant for certain butterfly species.

Growing Conditions:

Devil's Darning Needles thrives in moist, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade


Devil's Darning Needles is often used as an ornamental vine in gardens and landscapes. It can also be used to provide vertical interest and screening.

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Fun Facts:

Devil's Darning Needles is also known as "Virgin's Bower" or "Old Man's Beard". It is named after the long, thread-like seed heads that resemble darning needles.

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