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FIELD SCABIOUS Knautia arvensis (Dipsacaceae) Height to 75cm. Robust, hairy biennial or perennial of dry grassland. FLOWERS are bluish violet and borne in heads, 3-4cm across, outer flowers larger than inner ones (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are dry and papery. LEAVES comprise lobed, spoon-shaped basal ones in a rosette and less-divided stem leaves. STATUS-Widespread and common, except N Scotland.
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FIELD SCABIOUS Knautia arvensis (Dipsacaceae) Height to 75cm. Robust, hairy biennial or perennial of dry grassland. FLOWERS are bluish violet and borne in heads, 3-4cm across, outer flowers larger than inner ones (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are dry and papery. LEAVES comprise lobed, spoon-shaped basal ones in a rosette and less-divided stem leaves. STATUS-Widespread and common, except N Scotland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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