Caustic Spurge
Over-ripe Fruit
Old Man's Beard
Old Man's Beard (Clematis microphylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Vines
Order: Buttercups (Ranunculales)
Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae)
Species: Old Man's Beard (Clematis microphylla)
This Photo:     Whole

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) and elsewhere
Not really a shrub, but a climber. Too big to put under Forbs.
Creamy large flowers with 4 long oval petals.
Green leaves. New stems are green going dark reddish brown with age.

Copyright © 2012-2021 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)