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Small Scabious

Observed: 29th June 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in Plants
Small Scabious (2)
Small Scabious (2) 1
Small Scabious (2) 1 2
Description:

Bought this many years ago from a plant stall it was listed just as Scabious and I have never managed to id it correctly.It is very compact and forms a rosette of leaves at the base the flowers are only 2cm in dia,and the height is 12cm.It is very hardy and self seeds readily,flowers from late June till late Sept if I dead head it.Any thought's welcomed maybe an alpine form

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Species with which Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria) interacts

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Fenwickfield's picture

does seem

It does seem to fit the reason I was a bit dubious was because I bought it but maybe you can buy it as a plant or in seed form.It is a lovely plant.I have agreed as it does fit the id.

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yes

You definitely can buy it - though there are some selected forms for the garden. "The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the
Year 2000 to Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'." - I've often seen that being heavily-promoted in garden centres, but it's still the same species (though maybe selections from beyond the UK?). It also has the '5 long blackish bristle-like calyx teeth' of S columbaria.