Thursday, 25 March 2021


Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Their garden hybrids have been popular among gardeners beginning with Clematis × jackmanii, a garden standby since 1862; more hybrid cultivars are being produced constantly. They are mainly of Chinese and Japanese origin.

Most species are known as clematis in English, while some are also known as traveller's joy a name invented for the sole British native, C. vitalba by the herbalist John Gerard, virgin's bower for C. viticella, old man's beard, applied to several with prominent seedheads, leather flower or vase vine for the North American Clematis viorna. This Clematis pictured "Lady Betty Balfour".

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. It's pretty! Clematis is a great plant.

  2. Beautiful clematis flower ! It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening, Nature an Birds here at


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