Gorgeous Flower Cards Group, 3rd June, 2014
‘Nellie Moser’ is easy to grow, producing large, flat flowers 6 to 8 inches in diameter with distinctive, gleaming lilac bars on each petal.(www.finegardening.com/clematis-‘nelly-moser’)
Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Most species are known as clematis in English, while some are also known as traveller’s joy, a name invented for the sole British native, C. vitalba, by the herbalist John Gerard; virgin’s bower for C. viticella; old man’s beard, applied to several with prominent seedheads; and leather flower or vase vine for the North American Clematis viorna. The genus name is from Ancient Greek clématis, meaning “a climbing plant”. (Botanical notes: Wikipedia)
This flower was found in a private garden, tumbling over the wall towards the road, in a village in South Devon, England.
Camera used: Pentax K30