Clematis aristata, known as Australian Clematis, Wild clematis, Goat’s beard or Old man’s beard, is a climbing shrub of the Ranunculaceae family, found in eastern Australia in dry and wet forests of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It has attractive star shaped flowers with four narrow tepals of pure white or cream colour up to 70mm across and which can cover shrubs with cascades of blossom in spring and early summer. There are separate male and female plants both of which are vigorous leaf climbers with stems that coil round branches and twigs of other plants and themselves and bear flowers which are superficially similar. It prefers a semi shaded or shaded position and likes cool deep soils and will withstand heavy pruning. Propagation can be carried out from fresh seed and from semi-hardened cuttings.