Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Field scabious

Still one of my favourite wild flowers.  We used to have lots of this in the grassland at Filnore Woods but we must have been doing something wrong because there is not nearly so much now.
 

Each flower head is made up of up to 50 indivdual mini-flowers, making them more attractive to pollinating insects. 
 
It gets its name Scabious from its former reputation as a cure for scabies.


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