Clematis ranunculoides Franch.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Clematis ranunculoides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/clematis/clematis-ranunculoides/). Accessed 2020-07-05.

Genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
trifoliolate
With three leaflets.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Clematis ranunculoides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/clematis/clematis-ranunculoides/). Accessed 2020-07-05.

An erect shrub 1 to 2 ft high in the open, but in hedges or on shrubs climbing 6 to 10 ft high; young stems grooved and angular, hairy to nearly glabrous. Leaves varying from trilobed to trifoliolate and quinquefoliolate, with the ovate or obovate leaflets 12 to 212 in. long, coarsely toothed and usually more or less hairy, leaf-stalks from 2 to 6 in. long, often much curled. Flowers solitary in the leaf-axils or in few-flowered or terminal clusters, nodding on short, hairy, slender stalks; sepals purple to pale rose, oblong, 35 in. long, much recurved, downy, three-ribbed on the back. Stamens 25 in. long. Achenes compressed, 114 in. long, downy. Bot. Mag., t. 9239.

Native of China; introduced in 1906 by Forrest from the Tali Range. At home it flowers from May to September, but in the Edinburgh Botanic Garden it has flowered as late as November. Often found in grassy situations and then only 1 to 2 ft high.


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