Clematis in the Shade Garden of Stephen F. Austin University.
Derived from the name in ancient Latin that means "climbing vine," Clematis---of Chinese and Japanese origins---
is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae.19 Depending on location, other common
names for clematises are "traveller's joy," "Virgin's bower," "old man's beard," "leather flower," and "vase vine."
(Next Picture: Detail of a Hydrangea in the Shade Garden)