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Plant Form: Perennial climbing vine.
Size: Up to 30 m high or long.
Stem: Very long, woody, with 6 prominent ribs and pale bark.
Leaves: Opposite pairs on stem, 5 leaflets widely spaced and hairy with toothed or smooth edges, falling off in Autumn.
Flowers: Creamy white, fragrant, 2-3 cm diameter.
Fruit and Seeds: Grey, hairy seeds with distinctive white beard-like plumes in clusters persisting over winter.
Habitat: Woodlands and forests, riverbanks, heathland, disturbed areas.
Distinguishing Features: White beard-like seed plumes are distinctive. Native Clematis species usually have 3 leaflets rather than 5.
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