Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Foynes, Co.Limerick

Travellers Joy / Old Mans Beard
Clematis vitalba
Family: Ranunculaceae

Flowering: July-August. Perennial climber. Introduced.

Flowers scented, no petals, creamy sepals. Fruit with white feathery styles.
Leaves opposite, pinnate, leaflets oval, pointed, toothed. Woody climbing or scrambling stems. Height: To 25m.

Hedges, wood margins, waste ground.
Less frequent in W and N Ireland.


Photograph above: December 2007. Foynes, Co.Limerick.

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