• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion, Kastamonitsa
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Virgin's Bower

Photo of fruits of Virgin's Bower, Clematis cirrhosa, in its natural environment, about to disperse its seeds. This is a perennial climber, with smooth dentate leaves and beautiful bell-shaped cream colored flowers. It blooms in winter months on the previous year’s stems. Its fruits are big flying achens, that appear in spring. It grows near fences and close to bushes in maquis vegetation.