Clematis aristata

Common name: 

Mountain Clematis

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina (DEJKMNPRSTVWXYZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Climber on large shrubs in open areas in forests1

Flower description:



Woody climber ascending to 15 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The flowers of this species are unisexual and the margins of the leaves are toothed and leaflets are usually dull2

Image of Clematis aristata
Image of Clematis aristata Image: Freya Thomas
Image of Clematis aristata Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria