Here she is! Beautiful, pure, white, a joy to all who discover the blossoms among the bright green leaves. Clematis lasiantha (chaparral clematis) twining over a trellis along the fence.
Last week, after 2 years of summer dormancy and winter dormancy (and some leaves in between spring and fall) she finally showed her stuff.
OK, I won't rip you out after all. Welcome to the garden!