L., Sp. Pl. 544 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Travellers joy.
Deciduous woody climber, leaves with 5 leaflets, imparipinnate; leaflets ovate, 3-10 cm long, acute or acuminate, rounded or cordate at the base, dentate or entire, glabrous or slightly pubescent, more densely so on the veins.
Flowers in terminal and axillary panicles, c. 2 cm diam., bisexual, fragrant; perianth-segments oblong, c. 1 cm long, obtuse, greenish-white, with silky hairs above and below densely pubescent at the margin; staminodes absent; stamens glabrous; anthers 1-2 mm long, blunt.
Achenes dark-brown, ovoid, pubescent, with a style elongated to 3 cm, plumose almost to the tip.
Ross-Craig (1948) Drawings Brit. Pl. 1:pl. 1.
Grown as an ornamental in gardens; escaped and naturalised e.g. at Crafers.
S.Aust.: EP, SL. Native of south, west and central Europe.
Flowering time: Jan. — Feb.
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