Small Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria

Common Name:
Small Scabious
Scientific Name:
Scabiosa columbaria
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
scabious and teasel family
Family (Scientific):
Dipsacaceae
Longevity:
Perennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Dry
Star Rating:
Flowering:
Jun - Sep
Height:
15 - 50cm

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Species Description

Small Scabious is a native perennial growing 10-35 cm in height and flowers from June to September. Plants produce a succession of flowers over this period which attracts a wide diversity and abundance of pollinator species.

Habitat Advice

A perennial herb of calcareous soils including pastures, banks, cliffs, rock outcrops and disused quarries. It grows well in ordinary garden soils producing much bigger plants with an abundance flowers when compared to plants typically encountered in the wild.