Clematis microphylla

Small-leaved Clematis, Kenam, Tarroke

Medium, dense climber scrambling through the lower and medium storeys..

Additional information

  • FamilyRanunculaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • SizeMedium climber to 5 m high
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesLight green leaves to 30 mm long, divided into 3's 2-3 times, margins of leaflets entire. Leaflets narrow to egg-shaped. Stalks twining around stems.
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flowering timeJuly to November
  • FlowersMasses of starry flowers on male and female plants. Fruits feathery and persistent.
  • Bird attractingHabitat - nesting
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry well drained and rocky soils. Frost tolerant. Full sun, partial shade.
  • Garden useA dainty climber for fences and screen areas. Will smother small plants in a garden bed. Foliage tends to be along the top of the creeper.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Has disappeared from some known locations.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - tap root (roasted), medicine - leaves, fibre - string
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Cathy Powers ©

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