ID guidance. Identification. Stems are erect, hairy and sparsely branched. Scabiosa plants are a part of the honeysuckle family and are also known as Knautia and Succia. The entire plant is covered with fine white hairs that can be very stiff toward the base of the plant. Young rosettes Thanks for your understanding. Flowerheads bluish lilac, 20 to 40 mm, the outer florets slightly longer than the central ones, with dark bristles at the bases. Knautia arvensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Tracheophytes Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Asterids Order: Dipsacales Family: Caprifoliaceae Genus: Knautia Species: K. arvensis Binomial name Knautia arvensis Coult. Leaves are hairy. Each plant can produce up to 50 flowers and blooms are the largest of our native scabious species. Quick Identification: â¢ Solitary violet flower heads. This plant grows up to 1.5 m tall. Perfect for the herbaceous border or a wildflower meadow, its blooms are adored by bees and butterflies. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 62 of the 617 tetrads. Upper leaves 1 to 2 pinnately lobed or pinnate. Stems usually with purple spots. Range: Europe, including Britain, north to latitude 69°, east to the Caucasus and W. Siberia. Similar Species. For info on subjects other than plant identification (gardening, invasive species control, edible plants, etc. Any field scabious infestation that has been allowed to go to seed a few times will require many years of â¦ Your email address: (required)
Leaves pinnately lobed, the lower stalked the upper sometimes undivided. Flowers: Pincushion like flower-heads with enlarged outer florets. It can grow up to 1.3 metres tall and reproduces by seed. Can you see the tiny anthers floating above the flower head? There can be one or several stems per plant, with little or no branching in the upper stem. Leaves are basal and opposite but usually crowded on the lower stem. Common nettle Common spotted orchid - look out for the spotty leaves. ... opposite each side of the stem. Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland though possibly declining. Stems are upright and hairy with coarsely toothed, feather-shaped leaves. Small scabious as the name suggests is smaller, slimmer and less hairy and the flowers have five not four petal lobes. There can be one or sev-eral stems per plant, with little or no branching in the upper stem. Knautia arvensis, commonly known as field scabious, is a herbaceous perennial species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae. Division - Flowering Plants - Anthophyta. The species scabiosa is a genus of the teasel or Dipsacaceae family of flowers and shrubs. How to identify. Field scabious - large but quite flat, mauve flowers, rich in nectar. Their common names include Pigeonâs Scabious, Field Scabious, Marsh Daisy and Shining Scabious. Rootstock long, branching. The flowers of field scabious range from violet-blue to white in colour and are similar in shape to red clover flowers. Leaves pinnately lobed, the lower stalked the upper sometimes undivided. It is a serious agricultural weed in some areas, noted as particularly aggressive in northwest British Columbia, where it has also been found invading high quality habitat. Field scabious can invade undisturbed plant communities, and once established is very difficult to control, but maintaining healthy cover can help to prevent against invasion. Medium to tall, hairy plant, often stoloniferous, with a basal leaf rosette. Stem upper part branching, with short and quite rough hairs. Protruding from the center of each flower are 4 violet-tipped stamens, which give the head a pincushion-like appearance. The flower heads somewhat resemble Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), which has unlobed leaves with serrated edges and flowers are more tubular in shape. Web design and content copyright © 2006-2021 MinnesotaWildflowers.info. Corolla is 4-lobed (Small Scabious is 5-lobed) and the outer flowers are much longer than inner. Waltham on the Wolds. Lower rosettes leaves tend to be lance â¦ Stems are multiple from the base, branched in the upper plant, densely hairy and green to purplish, commonly with purple spots. Funding provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources. Field scabious is native to Europe and was introduced to North America as an ornamental garden plant.
Pick an image for a larger view. Family: Honeysuckle Family â Caprifoliaceae. Flowers bluish lilac or mauve. Stems usually with purple spots. Field Scabious is a garden escapee, introduced from Europe as an ornamental. Description. It is a serious agricultural weed in some areas, noted as particularly aggressive in northwest British Columbia, where it has also been found invading high quality habitat. Common Names: Scabious, pincushion flower, sweet scabious Foliage: Deciduous or evergreen leaves, small and pinnately lobed. âEnjoy looking at the wild flowers but be The bracts around the base of the flower head are in 2 layers, leaf-like with long, white hairs around the edges. Flowers bluish lilac or mauve. Name also: Field Scabiosa. Thank you. Flowers are pink to lilac, 4-lobed, the flowers in the outer ring noticeably larger than those in the center of the head and the lobes of unequal size, one usually rather larger than the others. Use dried blooms in a vase or cut off the heads for using on a wreath. All plant parts are covered in stiff hairs. A short, hairy calyx surrounds each flower. Identification difficulty. Nor does mine seem to replenish itself if I dead head as each flower goes over. There may be other types of orchid in your meadow. Devilâs-bit-Scabious, single blue pincushion flowers. Field scabious could be confused with Small scabious or Devilâs-bit scabious, both also members of the teasel family. They can be perennials, surviving for several years, or annual or biennials, dying after flowering. Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis) Description. Field Scabious, Field scabiosa: Family: Dipsacaceae: USDA hardiness: 5-9: Known Hazards: None known: Habitats: Meadows, pastures, hedgebanks and grassy hills, usually on dry soils and especially on limestone[9, 17, 187]. Similar Images . In Minnesota it hasn't made much of an impact yet, but time will tell. Genus Knautia can be annuals or perennials, and may have simple or pinnately lobed leaves and scabious-like flower-heads Details K. arvensis is a clump-forming perennial with lax stems bearing simple or pinnately lobed leaves and lilac-blue flowerheads to â¦