Fragrant virgin's Bower - Clematis flammula

Clematis flammula, commonly known as fragrant virgin's bower, is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region, including parts of Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia.

This plant is a deciduous climber that can reach a height of up to 4 meters (13 feet) when trained to climb on a support structure. The leaves are divided into leaflets and are arranged alternately along the stem. The flowers are small, white, and fragrant, and bloom in summer. The fruit is a cluster of achenes, each containing a single seed.

Clematis flammula prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is commonly used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes, and its fragrant flowers make it a popular choice for use in perfumes and potpourris.

This plant has been used for medicinal purposes in traditional herbal medicine. It was believed to have sedative properties and was used to treat nervous disorders and insomnia. However, it should be noted that there is limited scientific evidence to support the efficacy of these uses