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Small Scabious

A shorter plant that the field scabious and found exclusively on chalk grassland sites.



Common Name Small Scabious
Scientific Name Scabiosa columbaria
Species Group Teasel Family Dipsacaceae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Teasel family - Dipsaceae
Status Locally frequent
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Rounded bluish-purple flower heads on a short stem
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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

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Teasel Family Dipsacaceae