Wildlife to watch in November
Like other members of the Clematis genus, old man’s beard or traveller’s joy climbs or scrambles over other plants using its leaf stalks and flower stalks. The leaves are not unlike the familiar garden forms of Clematis. The leaf stalks entwine around any convenient support / structure in their vicinity and then lignify (become woody).
As the plant grows and matures, it forms woody stems which can be as thick as a wrist; the plant can grow to a height of 12 metres or more.
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