Clematis glycinoides

Family: Ranunculaceae

Clematis glycinoides is a member of the Ranunculaceae family and is a medium to large climber.

Leaves may be simple or trifoliate (compound with three leaflets). They are ovate or lanceolate and shiny green.

Clematis are dioecious, the male and female flowers are carried on different plants. Flowers are three centimetres across, white or greenish and starry. They cover plants in spring. Female flowers produce one-seeded, small, dry fruits that have a feathery tail up to six centimetres long. The fruits are very light and the feathery tail allows them to be dispersed by the wind.

Clematis glycinoides occurs in the three eastern, mainland states.


In the garden

Clematis glycinoides is a ‘double-barrelled’ plant because both flowers are fruits are decorative features.

It is a useful climber that could be used to cover the framework of a fernery.

The growth is very dense and provides safe nesting sites for small native birds.


Propagate from seed and stem cuttings.

Other information

By Warren and Gloria Sheather