Old Man's Beard
Fact File
Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 24th September 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.







Old Man's Beard.
Species :
Order:
Habit:
Clematis vitalba.
Ranunculales.
Climbing shrub.
Habitat:
Height:
Flowers:
Feature:

Edges of woodlands, hedgerows.
Up to 3 mts.
August - September
Clematis vitalba was used to make rope during
the Stone Age in Switzerland. In Slovenia, the
stems of the plant were used for weaving baskets
for onions and also for binding crops. It was
particularly useful for binding sheaves of grain
because mice do not gnaw on it. In Italy, the sprouts
are harvested to make omelettes. It is also widely
considered in the medical community to be an
effective cure for stress and nerves.