Wild Clematis, a rare wildflower in our area.

Peter Baye found this wildflower growing near a tributary of the Gualala River. It's never been documented to be growing in our area, so it's rare here but not in other locations.

Close-up of Wild Clematis by Peter Baye Wild Clematis, Clematis ligusticifolia, by Peter Baye

It's scientific name is Clematis ligusticifolia. Peter found it climbing ten feet high in willow trees, blooming brightly in sun and shade.

Thanks to Peter for allowing me to share his photo with you here.