Chaparral clematis

Clematis lasiantha

This deciduous vine is a fast-growing climber found in chaparral. It is similar in appearance and function to Clematis ligusticifolia, with white flowers and shining graceful seedpods in mid-summer.

Very drought-tolerant, it is tough and easy to grow, useful as a fence-climber and left to climb and trail over shrubs and small trees.