Clematis columbiana(C. pseudoalpina)

Rock Clematis
Clematis columbiana (C. pseudoalpina)

Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
AKA: Western Blue Virgin's Bower, Rocky Mountain Clematis,
 Columbian Virgin's Bower

Photo taken on: June 7, 2009
Location: Pajarito Ski Area, NM
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Woodlands

A vine that grows in the shade along the ground and into trees. Flowers are nodding and can be violet-blue or white.

Flora of North America reference.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers | White Single Flowers