Scabiosa columbaria L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Scabiosa columbaria L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Biennial or perennial 3–8 dm; basal lvs oblanceolate or obovate to lyrate; cauline lvs once or twice pinnately divided, the divisions often laciniate; heads 3 cm thick, blue, pink, or white; achenes 4 mm, deeply ribbed-sulcate; corona 1.5 mm, ca 24-veined; 2n=16. Native of Europe, n. Afr., and w. Asia, rarely adventive in our range. July–Sept.

  • Common Names