Monday, 12 August 2013

Wild clematis

This is a beautiful native plant, flowering here in the hedgerows right now. This from

TOXIC. Climber, also known as Old Man's Beard, Poor Man's Friend, Boy's Baca, and Traveller's Joy. White flowers which later turn into fluffy seedheads. Found naturally in hedges and wood margins. Name comes from the Greek "klema" referring to the yo


Plant Details
Latin Nameclematis vitalba
FolklorePlant has been associated with devils and witches because it was thought to choke plants to death.
Flowering MonthsJune, July, August, September
Home UseStems used to be used as a tobacco substitute. In France the long stems used to be woven into baskets.
SizeOver 24 Inches


Moths - Lime Speck Pug, Haworth's Pug, Small Emerald, The fern, Pretty Chalk Carpet and Least Carpet moths. Bees. Birds and mammals use the fluffy seeds as nesting material.


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