Scabiosa L.

Common Name: Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

Family: Caprifoliaceae

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.

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