Clematis chrysocoma

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Gold Wool Clematis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Clematis
Species: C. chrysocoma
Binomial name
Clematis chrysocoma

Clematis chrysocoma or Gold Wool Clematis is a flowering vine of the genus Clematis. It has showy flowers like many members of that genus, but it also has a yellow down covering its young branches, leaves, and flower stalks. It is endemic to southern China (W Guizhou, W Sichuan, Yunnan).[1]

C. armandii bears clusters of long-stalked 2-inch pinkish white flowers twice each year. It grows to 6–8 feet high and tolerates shade well compared to other varieties of clematis.[2] It is native to western China; in the USA it grows best in American Horticultural Society zones 9 to 6,[2] which are generally found in the southern USA.[3]


  1. ^ Wang Wencai, Bruce Bartholomew. "Clematis chrysocoma". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bender, Steve, ed. (January 2004). "The Southern Living Garden Book". The Southern Living Garden Book (2nd ed.). Birmingham, Alabama: Oxmoor House. p. 251. ISBN 0-376-03910-8. 
  3. ^ "Plant Heat-Zone Map" (pdf). American Horticultural Society. Retrieved 15 Sep 2009.