Clematis paniculata

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Clematis paniculata
Puawhananga flowers (Clematis paniculata).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Clematis
Species: C. paniculata
Binomial name
Clematis paniculata
  • Clematis indivisa Willd.
  • Clematis indivisa var. lobata Hook.
  • Clematis integrifolia Forst. fil.

Clematis paniculata (In Māori: Puawhananga) is one of seven species of clematis that is native to New Zealand. C. paniculata is the most common of these, and is widespread in forest throughout the country.

Clematis paniculata grows from lowland areas up to low mountainous forests, and flowers between August and November.

Puawhananga, the Māori name translates as "flower of the skies", and traditionally its flowering meant the start of spring.[2]


  1. ^ "Clematis paniculata J. F. Gmel." Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Clematis (Puawhananga) Clematis paniculata". Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network. Retrieved 5 April 2012.