Clematis vitalba

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Clematis vitalba
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The silky appendages of the fruits
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C. vitalba
Binomial name
Clematis vitalba
L. (1753)
Clematis vitalba

Old man’s beard (the scientific name is Clematis vitalba) is a fast growing vine that covers and strangles trees and shrubs. To kill the tree or shrub, it covers them and does not let them get any light from the sun that it needs to grow.