Sweet scabious

Scabiosa atropurpurea

''Scabiosa atropurpurea'' , the mourningbride, mournful widow, pincushion flower, or sweet scabious, is an ornamental plant of the genus ''Scabiosa'' in the family Caprifoliaceae. It is native to southern Europe.
Sweet Scabious - Sixalix atropurpurea Introduced to Australia from Southern Europe . Australia,Geotagged,Scabiosa atropurpurea,Spring,Sweet scabious

Appearance

''Scabiosa atropurpurea'' has cauline leaves that are pinnately dissected, plants have red to purple flowers. It is native to southern Europe. It propagates by seeds which are dispersed by animals.

Naming

It has become an invasive species outside of its native range, including the US state of California where it has invaded grasslands. It ranks as one of South Australia’s most commonly recorded weeds.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderDipsacales
FamilyCaprifoliaceae
GenusScabiosa
SpeciesS. atropurpurea
Photographed in
Australia