August 18, 2010
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Virgin’s Bower

Virgin’s Bower Clematis virginiana Description & Overview Virgin’s Bower is a Wisconsin native vine that naturally occurs along rivers in moist, low woodland areas. It’s a wonderful, versatile addition to a native landscape. You can grow it in full sun, but it also does well in mostly shade. This vine […]
July 30, 2010
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Carrion-flower Smilax herbacea Description & Overview Carrion-flower is a Wisconsin native perennial vine that dies back to the ground each season. It’s typically found on moist forest edges and climbs on nearby plants or structures with twining tendrils. The 1” round clusters of green flowers are fly pollinated. Female plants […]
July 29, 2010
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Limber Honeysuckle

Limber Honeysuckle Lonicera dioica Description & Overview Limber Honeysuckle is a Wisconsin native vine. It’s a low, climbing, vine-like shrub with arching branches. In late spring, expect a display of showy red, stalk-less flowers with yellow stamens. Afterwards, it forms green fruits that mature to a vibrant red-orange. It’s deciduous, […]
July 29, 2010
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American Bittersweet

American Bittersweet Celastrus scandens Description & Overview American Bittersweet is a Wisconsin native climbing vine with colorful clusters of orange fruit capsules that open to reveal red seeds. Celastrus scandens is dioecious, meaning you need a male and a female plant to get fruiting. This is a multi-season vine, offering […]
February 15, 2000
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Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper is a rambling and climbing Wisconsin native vine noted for its blazing red to purple leaves in autumn. Flowers are inconspicuous but provide pollen to beneficial insects. Round, spongy berries change from green to bright orange or red in fall. Virginia Creeper is an excellent groundcover to naturalize or stabilize areas.