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Scientific Name: Clematis vitalba
Pronunciation: KLEM-uh-tiss vy-TAL-buh
Common Name: traveller's joy
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Vine or climber, Invasive plant
Key ID Features: Stems up to 4 m in length, becoming very woody; leaves compound with 5(-7) lance-shaped, leaflets, 5-6 cm long (may be lobed); flowers lemon-yellow, nodding, with four petal-like sepals (bell-shaped at first and then split as the petals spread); achenes oval to 5 mm long with tails to about 5 cm long.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:15 - 22m
Spread:10 - 15m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: High, Moderate
Landscape Uses:
Additional Info: Google. An emerging invasive plant in GVRD.
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Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Green
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Sep
Additional Info: Many simple pistils

Fruit Type: Achene, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Brown, (Whitish)
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy, Feathery styles elongate and persist attached to small hairy seed

Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Organ Modifications: Tendrils, Twining

Propagation: Seed, Layering, Division - above ground parts
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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