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Devils-bit Scabious

Found on damp grassy meadows and open woodlands, mainly on clay soils. Very important for some butterfly species.



Common Name Devils-bit Scabious
Scientific Name Succisa pratensis
Species Group Teasel Family Dipsacaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Teasel family - Dipsaceae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
Look for Globed purple flower on a tall plant with few stems on the leaf
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Teasel Family Dipsacaceae