May 15, 2017

Clematis

Kinugasa Ōharai-chō, Kita-ku, Kyōto
Nikon D80 Kiyohara VK50R
京都市北区衣笠大払町

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: 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 (ca.1545–1612); virgin's bower for C. viticella; old man's beard, applied to several with prominent seedheads; leather flower for those with fleshy petals; or vase vine for the North American Clematis viorna. (Read more...)

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