Common Name: Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower
Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 98. 1753.
Other: Plants have basal leave with smooth margins but the leaves on the stems are deeply cut. Flower heads like pincushions, to 1.2 inches diameter. Lectotype S. columbaria L. (Hitchc. in Prop. Brit. Bot. 123. 1929.) Also placed in Dipsacaceae.