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