Deciduous climber. Stems densely yellow-brown hairy, at least at first. Leaves with 3 leaflets all covered with yellow-brown down. Leaflets with 3 lobes. Flowers solitary, white tinged pink; spring to summer. Perianth segments 4, densely hairy below. Sometimes treated as a variant of c. montana.
Source: (1997). Clematis. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.