Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Field Scabious** - looks much nicer than it sounds...

This is a wildflower you probably know also - field scabious. In Germany it is also called "Witwenblume" which is translated "widowflower". I wonder how this flower got to this name?
The nectar from the flowers attracts numerous insects including bees and many species of butterflies, making it a valuable as well as an attractive plant for the wildlife garden.

"Knautia arvensis" (Dipsacaceae)
field scabious, Witwenblume

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