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clematis


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(family Ranunculaceae)

An anomalous genus in the family, comprising plants which have a woody, liane habit and opposite, compound leaves whose stalks or tendrils twine to support the climbing plants. The flowers usually have 4 petaloid perianth segments, and long, plumed styles that aid in the wind dispersal of achenes. There are about 230 species, most in the northern temperate zone and a few in the African mountains; many are cultivated for their flowers or foliage.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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