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Devil's-bit scabious

Observed: 9th August 2009 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Plantslpearce’s reputation in Plantslpearce’s reputation in Plants
Devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis)
Devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis)
Devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis)
Description:

This pretty scabious is everywhere at present

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis) interacts

Comments

bobthebirder's picture

devilsbit

There's also a very interesting-looking fly on the lower photo, perhaps someone will be able to identify that as well!

Incidentally, this is the foodplant of the marsh fritillary, which does occur on the north-west coast of Scotland but not as far north as this, as far as I know.

Bob Ford

lpearce's picture

I have entered the fly as a

I have entered the fly as a separate observation as I could not identify it.
I added to that entry the link to this one but forgot to do it the other way so here it is http://ispot.org.uk/node/3618.

Les Pearce
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the naturalist man's picture

Scabious

There's more information about Devil's-bit scabious, including where its name comes from, at:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/3802

Graham Banwell

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