ETYM New Lat., from Greek klematis brushwood, also (from its long, lithe branches) clematis. from klhma twig, shoot, from klan to break off.
Any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers.
Any temperate woody climbing plant of the genus Clematis with showy flowers. Clematis are a member of the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae.
Rock clematis C. verticillaris grows in woods and thickets in most of shady E North America.