Old Man's Beard

Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Clematis
Species: microphylla
Main Flower Colour: Cream

Description

Dioecious, woody climber, to 5 m high. Leaves mostly biternate with 9 leaflets; leaflets lanceolate-oblong to broad-ovate, 0.8–6 cm long, 0.3–1.2 cm wide, entire or appearing toothed or lobed by incomplete division, usually obtuse, glabrous. Flowers in axillary and terminal dichasial panicles. Tepals linear-lanceolate, 1.3–2.5 cm long, creamy white, pubescent below, almost glabrous above. Stamens 2–5.5 mm long; filaments glabrous, white; anthers ellipsoidal-obloid, 0.4–1 mm long, without appendage; staminodes present. Achenes compressed-ovoid to compressed broadly ellipsoid, 4–5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, light brown, glabrous or with short sparse hairs, margin corky; awn 3–5 cm long.

Widespread in eastern Australia including S.A., Qld, N.S.W., Vic. and Tas. Found in a wide variety of habitats including open forests, heathy woodlands and mallee scrublands. Flowers July–Oct.

Flowering start in July and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is cream.

References

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:303501#
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Location

Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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