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Field Scabious

Although called field scabious it is rarely found in fields but more likely to be seen on open grasslands, often on chalk.



Common Name Field Scabious
Scientific Name Knautia arvensis
Species Group Teasel Family Dipsacaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Teasel family - Dipsaceae
Status Frequent
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Attractive bluish purple flowers heads
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Teasel Family Dipsacaceae