December to February


Clematis cirrhosa (Ranunculaceae)

Virgin's Bower

A strong evergreen climber with twisting leafstalks. Leaves simple or 3-lobed, shiney and dark green. Flowers, pendulous, long-stalked with four creamy-yellow sepals resembling petals. Fruit a head of brown achenes with long awns.

Scrambling over bushes and rocks. Not uncommon.

Paphos Forest, Argaka. 1.1.07