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Bush Clematis

Scientific name: Clematis paniculata

Maori name: Puawhanga

 

Found on all islands in lowland and lower montane forests. Flowers are large, to 100mm, white and six-petalled in large panicles. It can be found reaching up into the canopy of New Zealand native trees during spring and is classed as endemic.

Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach area, South Island, NZ

   

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Taken on September 17, 2012