The golden clematis (Clematis tangutica) belongs to Ranunculaceae (the Buttercup family). It is a deciduous woody vine that is distributed to western China and Kazakhstan. This vine grows in forests, scrub, grassy areas, along river banks or streams, and can reach 4.5-6 m long. The leaves are bright green, divided pinnately, with coarsely toothed edges. The flowers bloom from June to September. The flower has 4 sepals, yellow, sometimes tinged purple, and ascending. The fruit is a rhombic-obovate achene and persistent plumose styles to 5cm.