Flower, above
Old Man's Beard
Old Man's Beard (Clematis microphylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Buttercups (Ranunculales)
Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Old Man's Beard (Clematis microphylla)
This Photo:     Whole

Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
It's half killed it's host Senna bush here.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Flinders Ranges, Coastal Areas and elsewhere
Creamy large flowers with 4 long oval petals.
Green leaves. New stems are green going dark reddish brown with age.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Aug-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)