Old man's beard (Clematis drummondii)

Old man’s beard (Clematis drummondii)

It’s getting on past halfway through summer and theĀ Clematis drummondii are starting to show off their old man’s beards – which is interesting, since this plant has both male and female plants – the stamens are sterile on the female plants, and the stigma on the male plants are probably sterile too, I would guess – haven’t seen it documented anywhere yet.

Another common name for these flowers is Virgin’s Bower, or Texas Virgin’s Bower. Go figure.