I love native clematis vines. In our gardens, we have three Texas species, two of which are in bloom. Purple leatherflower (Clematis pitcheri) is in full swing.
Our old-man's-beard (Clematis drummondii) is about to bloom for the first time. (See the little fly in the photo?) We planted two back in....hmmm....March 2013 (I had to check back in the blog and find out.) Here's a look-back post about an awesome stand of old-man's beard we came across in the Hill Country.