Himalayan Clematis on a wall, Lancaster
Pink sepals, cream stamens and anthers
Stamens and styles
Close-up of stigmas and anthers
Elongated feathery styles in fruiting body
Anemone Clematis, Mountain Clematis
May to June
It is thinly scattered throughout the country but is mainly
absent from the far North.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is a neophyte which was introduced to the UK in the 1830s
and has been known in the wild since the late 1920s.
It is a common garden plant but is an uncommon escape.
It is naturalised on waste ground, brownfield sites, and in relic
It grows over hedges, walls and up trees, and may originate
as a garden throw-out.
Himalayan Clematis is a robust, vigorous climber growing up
The flowers are up to 5cm across and made up of 4 pink petaloid
sepals. The sepals start off as a blueish-pink and fade to white.
There are numerous cream stamens and numerous styles with
creamy green, linear stigmas.
The styles elongate and become feathery in fruit.
The leaves have 3 toothed leaflets (ternate).
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