C. flammula is a scrambling or weakly climbing perennial. It is occasionally found naturalised on coastal cliffs, shingle beaches and dunes, and rarely inland. Lowland.
This species was known in cultivation in Britain by 1596. It is grown in gardens for its numerous small, fragrant flowers. It has been recorded from Sandwich Bay (E. Kent) since 1927.
Native of the Mediterranean region.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.