virgin's bower


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vir·gin's bower

(vûr′jĭnz)
n.
Any of several climbing clematises, especially Clematis virginiana, of eastern North America, having clusters of white flowers and feathery seed heads.
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Noun1.virgin's bower - common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowersvirgin's bower - common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
clematis - any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
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Vegetation near the trap was scattered small tamarisk, rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus; Asteraceae), virgin's bower (Clematis ligusticifolia; Ranunculaceae), saltgrass (Distichlis spicata; Poaceae), and other low-growing forbs.
Plant natives for late summer Try one of these fast-growing native vines, recommended by Kathy Crane--owner of Yerba Buena Nursery in Woodside (yerbabuena nursery.com or 650/851-1668)--for late summer and fall interest: Western virgin's bower (Clematis ligusticifolia), which produces masses of white fluffy seeds and grows in the shade; and sun-loving, flaming red California wild grape (Vitis californica 'Roger's Red').
The occasional farm dump, now softened with the lace of dewberry or virgin's bower, affords a glimpse into the past, and I find weathered relics among the lichened stones of walls and foundations.