Clematis cirrhosa is one of several wild clematis found in the region of Fethiye.

Its pretty bell-shaped flowers resemble those of the hellebores grown in the UK which flower at this time of year – hence the title of this article.

Many readers who are in Fethiye now will have seen this clematis, possibly without realising what it is.

It grows up trees and along walls and is particularly prevalent in Kayaköy where its creamy flowers are especially welcoming at this somewhat bleak season.

So if you have clematis cirrhosa growing nearby, pick a few sprigs to add to your festive decor.