wild clematis seeds

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  1. hillbilliesue

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    My friend lives in ladysmith and has collected some fluffy seedpods from what looks like a wild clematis growing along the ocean as well as the hiway. She gave me some of these seeds.I live in duncan in the upper sahtlam area-(riverbottom rd.). Do you think that the seeds will germinate here and if so-the best way to do it?
     
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    I don't know of any wild clematis but I often see clematis tangutica growing wild, but your best bet would be to cut off the tails and sow outdoors now and let it germinate naturally.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Don't remember where Duncan is, if you are on the coast and the plant is really growing wild, rather than hanging on from a planting throw the seeds out--they are almost certainly from seriously pestiferous Clematis vitalba, a European species. In the interior native C. ligusticifolia looks superficially similar, is also common. In the interior mountains choice C. columbiana may also be encountered, although I have only seen it once or twice myself.
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Duncan is eastern Vancouver Island, so very likely (as Ron B says) a pestiferous Clematis. I don't recommend planting it, sorry.
     

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