Clematis microphylla

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

Clematis microphylla (Small-leaved Clematis) is one of 8 Clematis species native to Australia. It occurs in all states and the ACT, but not in the Northern Territory.

It is a common, quick-growing, small-leaved climbing species which prefers full sun and good drainage. It is very frost tolerant (-5 degrees Celsius). There are two variants,

  • Clematis microphylla var. microphylla, leaves over 20 mm long and 3 mm wide
  • Clematis microphylla var. leptophylla, leaves less than 20 mm long and 3 mm wide - a medium sided climber with cream-green flowers through spring followed by bearded fruit.


  • PlantNET
  • Australian Native Plants Society Canberra Region Inc., Australian Plants: for Canberra region gardens and other cool climate areas, 4th Edn, 2001.