Friday, 7 September 2012

Scabious and Knapweed

 
These colourful Knapweed flowers of late summer are good nectar sources for butterflies, bees, wasps and other insects to end the summer with a feast.  Each flower head is composed of multiple florets with the outer row much longer, giving that tufty appearance.
 
 
Scabious flowers bloom at the same time as Knapweed, and also have flower heads made up of several florets.  But the outer florets of Scabious are not tufty like the Knapweed 
 




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