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Sugarbowls
(Hairy Clematis, Leather Flower, Vase Flower, Lion's Beard)

Clematis hirsutissima



First Noted by Expedition
May 27, 1806, at Camp Chopunnish, Idaho County, Idaho.
 

Description
A hairy plant generally with several stems in a dense clump, and at the end of each stem a purplish brown, dull reddish lavender, or dull violet flower hanging like a small, inverted urn. Flowers about 1 in (2.5 cm) long. Height: 8-24 in (20-60 cm).
 

Habitat
Grasslands, among sagebrush, and in open pine forests.
 

Range
British Columbia south to eastern Washington, east to Montana and Wyoming, and south through Utah and Colorado to northern Arizona and New Mexico; also in western South Dakota, western Nebraska, and western Oklahoma.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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