There are two clematis found in the county. This one flowers much earlier, and produces its flowers singly, rather than in clusters. It grows vigorously, and can cover entire tree tops. The individual flowers have no petals, but 4 broad, 1–2 cm long, petal-like sepals and 50–100 stamens, which are much shorter than the sepals. The fruits are hairy, making a spectacular display and giving the plant one of its other common names, Old Man’s Beard. There are 3–5 leaflets, broadly ovate and more or less 3-lobed.