Today’s photos under the title of Time feature Old Man’s Beard which is from the Clematis family.
And a little closer……
Apparently….Old man’s beard or ‘traveller’s joy’ or Clematis vitalba is a vigorous climber. The French name for old man’s beard is ‘herbe aux gueux’ – the beggar’s or rascal’s herb. This is a reference to its use by beggars; they used its acrid sap to irritate the skin to give it a sore and ulcerated look – in order to induce sympathy in, and perhaps a donation from, passers by!
And just because I can, here’s a seed head sending its young forth!!
See Ya xx