This ascendant, bushy annual regenerates freely from seed and occurs as a casual or naturalised garden escape on rubbish tips and waste ground. Lowland.
S. pendula was cultivated in Britain by 1731 and is often grown for its pendant pink flowers. It has been known in the wild since 1898 (Dorset), but has declined dramatically since then.
Native of Italy.
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.
Atlas text references
Jalas & Suominen (1986)