Scabiosa, Pincushion Flowers

This genus of flowering plants contains around 15 species. They are native to parts of Europe and Asia.

 

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Scabiosa atropurpurea Annual  Sweet Scabiosa
S. caucasica Pincushion Flower

S. columbaria

Dove Scabious

S. fischeri Fischer's Scabious
S. graminfolia  
S. ochroleuca  
S. stellata  

Species Hgt (in) Flower Color
S. caucasica 18-24 Bluish
S. graminfolia 10-18 Pink
S. ochroleuca 24-36 Yellow

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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