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TRAVELLER’S-JOY Clematis vitalba (Ranunculaceae) * Length to 20m. Scrambling hedgerow perennial of chalky soils. FLOWERS are creamy, with prominent stamens; borne in clusters (Jul-Aug). FRUITS comprise clusters of seeds with woolly, whitish plumes, hence plant’s alternative name of Old Man’s Beard. LEAVES are divided into 3-5 leaflets. STATUS-Locally common in C and S England, and Wales.