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Zooming in close , Devil’s-Bit Scabious ,Scientific Name(Succisa pratensis)

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Devil’s-Bit Scabious ,Scientific Name(Succisa pratensis)
Nature Photography
Nigel Borrington

Devil’s-Bit Scabious ,Scientific Name(Succisa pratensis)

Abundant in marshes, pastures, and hedgerows, this little plant is quite unfussy about where it grows and even brightens up many a bog when it flowers from June to October. It’s a medium sized perennial with untoothed, deep green, blotchy, oval shaped leaves. Its pretty hemispherical flowerheads are blue-violet, 25mm across with prominent magenta anthers and on long slender stalks. This is a native plant to Ireland belonging to the family Dipsaceae.

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2 responses

  1. Devils bit scabious a beautiful plant on the endangered list and quite rare now. You are very lucky to have seen these Nigel.

    September 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    • Hi Elaine 🙂

      Thank you , I did not know just how rare these are so that great to know, the wood is part of a nature reserve so it great to know that its looking after some great wild life 🙂 🙂

      September 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm

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