Sugar Bowls (2)

There are two varieties of this Clematis. Both have nodding, urn-shaped, bluish-purple flowers covered in fine hairs and feathery seeds. They are differentiated by their leaves.

Clematis hirsutissima

Sugar Bowls
Clematis hirsutissima var. hirsutissima

Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
AKA: Old Maid's Bonnet, Leather Flower, Hairy Clematis
Photo taken on: May 29, 2005
Location: Almont Triangle, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to subalpine
Habitat: Open woods, meadows

Grows erect to 2ft. Leaves are deeply divided into narrow segments.

Flora of North America reference.

Clematis hirsutissima var. scottii

Scott's Clematis
Clematis hirsutissima var. scottii

Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
AKA: Scott's Sugar Bowls
Photo taken on: May 22, 2016
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Foothills and montane
Habitat: Meadows, thickets, rocky slopes

Grows erect to sprawling with stems to 18" long. Leaves are bluish-green and divided into lance-shaped to oval leaflets.

Flora of North America reference.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers