Seed heads, too, like berries, stand out in the stripped-down woods and thickets bordering the lake trail. On strong native vines, the feathery seed-heads of virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana) trail across the gray November understory like hairy eyeballs. Technically, they're "rounded head[s] of hairy brown achenes tipped with feathery, persistent styles 2.5 to 4 cm long...." (Chadde 259).