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Clematis terniflora - DC.
                 
Common Name Sennin-So, Sweet autumn virginsbower, Sweet Autumn Clematis, Fall Clematis
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, some if not all members of this genus are mildly poisonous. The toxic principle is dissipated by heat or by drying[65].
Habitats Hedgerows in Kiangsi around 100 metres[109]. Forest margins, scrub on slopes, grassy areas on hills, among rocks in coastal areas; near sea level to 800 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Mid fall. Form: Upright or erect.

Clematis terniflora Sennin-So, Sweet autumn virginsbower, Sweet Autumn Clematis, Fall  Clematis


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Clematis terniflora Sennin-So, Sweet autumn virginsbower, Sweet Autumn Clematis, Fall  Clematis
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Physical Characteristics
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Clematis terniflora is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 5 m (16ft 5in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Sep to October, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
C. maximowicziana. Franch.&Savat. C. paniculata. Thunb. non Gmel.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Flowers;  Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - cooked[105, 177]. Parboiled, then eaten boiled or oil-roasted[183]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity. The young buds (Does this refer to flower or leaf buds?) are parboiled then eaten boiled or oil-roasted, or they can be pickled in vinegar[183]. Flowers[105, 183]. No more details are given.
Medicinal Uses


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Antidote;  Antiscrophulatic;  Ophthalmic.

Antidote, antiscrofulatic, ophthalmic. Used in the treatment of corneal opacities[178].
Other Uses
As an ornamental but can be invasive so plant with care. It's a vigorous climber.
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Arbor, Ground cover, Specimen. Prefers a deep moist soil in a sunny position[200]. Dislikes poorly-drained heavy clay soils, but grows well in clay if grit is added for drainage[11, 200]. Dislikes light sandy soils[11]. Does well on chalk[1]. Succeeds in acid as well as alkaline soils[200]. This species has the potential to spread from cultivation in areas where it has been introduced and could become problematic[274]. When planting out, in order to avoid the disease 'clematis wilt', it is best to plant the rootball about 8cm deeper in the soil. This will also serve to build up a good root crown of growth buds[200]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Not North American native, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[164, 200]. Sow stored seed as soon as it is obtained in a cold frame. Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and remove as much of the tail and outer coat as possible[164]. A period of cold stratification is beneficial[164]. The seed germinates in 1 - 9 months or more at 20°c[164]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Internodal cuttings of soft to semi-ripe wood, late spring in sandy soil in a frame[200]. Layering of old stems in late winter or early spring[200]. Layering of current seasons growth in early summer[200].

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Other Names
Sweet Autumn Clematis, leatherleaf clematis, yam-leaved clematis, Sennin-so,
Found In
Asia, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, North America, Russia, Siberia, Taiwan.
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

This plant can be weedy or invasive.
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
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Clematis columbianaRock Clematis01
Clematis connata 01
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Clematis ianthina 10
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Clematis mandschurica 02
Clematis microphyllaHeadachevine01
Clematis orientalisOriental virginsbower01
Clematis patens 10
Clematis pierotii 10
Clematis rectaGround virginsbower11
Clematis serratifolia 10
Clematis tibetana 02
Clematis trichotoma 10
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