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Hello everybody

Do anybody know what plant this seed head belongs to? It was the very 1st time i have ever come across this. It reminded me of a wig. 

I have been searching the web without any luck in identifying it. So any help doing so would be appreciated.

Many Thanks




  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

    Looks like a clematis seed head to me but I am sure you will get a more definitive identification from the very helpful experienced gardeners on here.

  • Looking at the yellow flowers behind it is a Clematis Tanucia (sorry about spelling )

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,351

    Yes, Clematis Tangutica .


    If you drive out into the countryside at the moment you'll see hedgerows covered with the seedheads of the wild clematis - that's how it got it's name of Old Man's Beard.


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • kathy 6kathy 6 Posts: 261

    Yes agree Tangutica, I have one called 'Radar Love' same colouring but there are a couple of others very similar think 'Bill Mackenzie' is the most popular, its a dead easy one to grow from seed just sow the seed in early April and often the plants flower the first year image, wait till the seed heads go brown though before collecting seed, 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    My Clematis is similar; it was sold to me as Orange Peel Clematis. It is still going strong with flowers out now.image

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,045
    The big clue could have been the yellow clematis flowers behind the seed head!
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Thank you everybody. I've never grown clematis so is the last thing I would of thought it being. It was very eye catching, it certainly suits its nickname of Old mans beard well.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    It's not much like those large flowered hybrids you see in the GC is itimage


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,380

    hogweed, image

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