Old Manís Beard by Andy
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Old man’s beard or ‘traveller’s joy’ (Clematis vitalba)

A climbing shrub that can be found in woods and hedgerows which I cannot resist taking pictures especially when the plant is covered in its creamy feathery flowers. Although it can completely cover other shrubs and small trees it does provide shelter for birds and other animals as well as food-plant for caterpillars and nectar for many different species of butterflies and moths. Flowers in July and August.