Taken near Bear Creek in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana USA. My first clematis sighting of the year.
Clematis is a member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). This species is a woody vine that blooms early in the spring. It is one of my favorite spring flowers. It grows in moist, shady areas that seem enchanted to me.
Canon EOS 7D, 1/100s, f/7.1, ISO: 250, 70 mm, tripod
SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Aspherical DF Macro SLD Autofocus Lens
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