Knautia integrifolia

Field scabious



Caprifoliaceae                                                                                           Dicot.

 
 

The field scabious is a flower of the wayside appearing in spring and lasting well into summer. It is a compositae with many tiny florets grouped to form a head surrounded by bracts. The pale mauve flowers are held above the surrounding vegetation on fine, rigid stems. Characteristically the outer florets are larger than the central ones. Knautia are very similar to the better known scabious but the florets have four lobes and not five.

 

2.5-3.5cm 30-60cm                                                        JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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