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Clematis brachiata

Clematis, Clematis brachiata, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed in a Nairobi neighborhood. December 2011.

leaf of Clematis brachiata, photo © Michael Plagens Clematis vines grow on fences or up through shrubbery on wiry, twisting stems. Many cultivated species have large brilliant flowers whereas most wild versions have short white or greenish petals. The flower structure with numerous separate styles plus numerous stamens is easy to recognize. Fragrant. The vines become more conspicuous as the styles elongate and take on a glistening, feathery structure.

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