Clematis microphylla

Family: Ranunculaceae

Clematis microphylla is a member of the Ranunculaceae family and is a vigorous climber. Leaves are lance-shaped in threes, dull green or greyish and each leaflet is up to three centimetres long.

Clematis are dioecious, the male and female flowers are carried on different plants. The flowers are up to four centimetres across, greenish-cream and cover the climber from August to November. The flowers, of female plants, produce one-seeded, small, dry fruits that have a feathery tail. The fruits are very light and the feathery tail allows them to be dispersed by the wind.

C. microphylla is found throughout Australia except in the Northern Territory.

 

In the garden

C. microphylla is a double-barrelled plant. Both when in flower and fruiting vines are eye-catching features.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or stem cuttings.

Other information

By Warren and Gloria Sheather