Clematis flammula subsp. flammula

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Deciduous woody climber. Leaves opposite; adult leaves biternate to triternate (with 12–15 leaflets); petioles often twining or twisting; ultimate leaflets ovate to oblong, 1.5–4 cm long, coriaceous, glabrescent; margins entire or 2- to 3-lobed. Flowers bisexual, in axillary or terminal panicles, sweetly scented; sepals white, oblong, 0.8–1.4 cm long, ± glabrous except for a tomentose margin; anthers 3–4 mm long with no terminal appendage; staminodes absent. Achenes flattened, ovate, 5–6 mm long, glabrous to appressed-pubescent; awn plumose, 2–5 cm long. Flowers Dec.–Mar.    

Native to the Mediterranean region and south-western Asia, grown as an ornamental, sparingly established in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-02-16
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Ranunculanae
order Ranunculales
family Ranunculaceae
genus Clematis
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