Belongs to: flowering plants

Compare with: devilsbit scabious

Field scabious Knautia arvensis

Also known as: pincushion flower, blue bonnets


Best time to see: Jul to Sep

Key facts

A common summer-flowering perennial, found in dry meadows and on roadside verges, mainly on chalky soils

Flowers vary in colour from pale lilac to purple; leaves are deeply lobed

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© Tony Gunton

© Tony Gunton