Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Lianes and Related Trailing Plants
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Deciduous woody climber with weakly ribbed more or less square stems. The leaves are trifoliate, sparsely hairy, to about 10 by 8 cm on 4-8 cm petiole. The leaflets are thin, lanceolate, coarsely serrate and often tinged red. Large showy pink flowers appear in early summer.
Easily distinguished from other clematis by the large pink flowers.
clematis: From the Greek klema ‘vine’, alluding to the vine-like habit of many species
montana: From the Latin mons ‘mountain’, meaning growing on mountains
Reason For Introduction
Spreads vegetatively and by seed.
At least some viable seed is produced.