Many thanks to Durgan, a prolific photographer and member of the UBC Botanical Garden Forums for today’s image. The original image can be seen along with a few others of this plant on Durgan’s site here. Durgan also writes about the plant on the forums. Please note that the typical use and attribution rules apply to this image! Many thanks, Durgan!
Only short entries this long weekend, as I’m taking a little break.
Clematis ‘Niobe’ was originally developed over thirty-five years ago by the Polish clematis hybridizer Vladyslaw Noll. For gardening information on this clematis cultivar, again turn to Missouri Botanical Garden’s Kemper Center for Home Gardening web site for its entry on Clematis ‘Niobe’. If you’ve a particular interest in Clematis, visit the International Clematis Society web site – along with a host of information, it also features a clematis of the month.
Entomology / botany resource link: HOSTS – A Database of the World’s Lepidopteran Hostplants “brings together an enormous body of information on what the world’s butterfly and moth (Lepidoptera) caterpillars eat.” Searches can be done by either insect name or hostplant name.