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Flowers:

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