- Woody climber
- Dioecious (separate male and female plants)
- Size: to 3m high
- Leaves: ternate, 2.5 – 8 cm long, 1 – 4.5 cm wide.
- Flowers: white in axillary and terminal clusters, obvious stamens or staminoides visible
- Fruit/seeds: Achenes compressed 4 – 8 mm long and 2 – 3 mm wide. Long curled awn to 4.5 cm long and covered with long hairs.
What to Observe
- First fully open single flower
- Full flowering (record all days)
- End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)
- Seeds dry and dispersing naturally (record all days)
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When To Look
Flowering occurs mainly from August to November
Where To Look
- Found in forests and woodlands climbing up and over other vegetation
- NSW, QLD, VIC
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Elliot, W. and Jones, D. (1984) Encyclopedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation. Volume 3. Lothian Publishing Company. Australia
Jones, D. and Gray, B. (1977) Australian Climbing Plants with notes on their cultivation. Reed Books Pty Ltd. Australia
Clematis aristata looks similar. The difference is C. glycinoides has a blunt appendage on the anther and C. aristata does not.
Did You Know?
This species resprouts after fire.
There are separate male and female plants. They look very similar with some slight differences in the flowers and obviously seeds are only found on the female plants!
It was called headache vine as the crushed leaves were supposed to help ease headaches.