kle-MA-tis ( or KLEM-a-tis) tan-GU-ti-ka
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous vine, growing to 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m). Leaves opposite, pinnate or bipinnate compound, 3 leaflets, leaflets 3-8 cm long, serrate with spreading teeth, sometimes 2-3-lobed, bright green. Flowers bright yellow, lantern-like, 4-5 cm long, usually solitary on long stalks (8-15 cm long); blooms in summer into fall. Fruit a silvery, mop-headed seed cluster, about 6 cm across.
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Mongolia and northwestern China.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden.