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Traveller's-joy / Old Man's Beard (Clematis vitalba)


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This plant is a woody climbing plant common in hedgerows and wood borders. It has greenish-creamy flowers with four sepals. From late summer the plants start to develop a long feathery white plumed style from each seed. The seeds sit in clusters and the plumes give a white hair like appearance hence its nickname - old man's beard. This late flowering plant was pictured near Cople Bedfordshire, early September 2005.

3rd Sep 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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