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Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis Family: Dipsacaceae
Succisa pratensis     *     Devil's-bit Scabious


Flowering time: July - October. Perennial or biennial

Habitat: Can be very common on damp acidic or calcareous soils including fields, roadsides, heaths and damp woodland

Blue-mauve flowers, the short outer florets surrounded by involucral bracts. Stalked oval-lanceolate leaves are +/- hairy, shallowly toothed or entire, and mainly near the base of the plant. Erect stems with narrow stem leaves. Height to 120cm.


Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis


Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis


Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis
Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis
Alner's Gorse, Dorset. September 2015

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