Traveller's-Joy, Honesty, Virgin's Bower, or Great Wild-Climber, Clematis Vitalla, L. a hardy, indigenous shrub, growing in hedges and shady places, in calcareous soils, where it flowers in June and July. - It is easily propagated by layers or cuttings.
The fibrous stalks of this vegetable may be converted into paper: - the whole plant is very acrid to the touch ; on which account It is frequently employed as a caustic, and for cleansing old ulcers. - Both leaves and branches may, with advantage, be used in dyeing; and Dambourney obtained from the latter alone, a yellow decoction. - Bechstein observes, that the hard, compact, yellow, and odoriferous wood of this shrub, furnishes an excellent material for veneering.