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Clematis vitalba

Clématite des haies
Traveller’s Joy

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10-20 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

to 30 m

Description

Deciduous. Clematis vitalba closely resembles Clematis flammula but is more robust, forming large thickets.

Climbs through trees, hedges and over old buildings.

Flowers

The greenish-white flowers appear to have 4 petals, but they are, in fact, sepals with numerous stamens; in clusters of 3 to 22 flowers. Sepals hairy on both sides.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Leaflets stalked, oval to long, pointed and serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit with long, white, fluffy hairs.

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