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Grown from locally collected seed. 9cm pot ready to plant now.
This plant is a good source of nectar for bees later in the season. Is also the food plant for the Marsh Fritillary larvae.
Devil's bit scabious, Blue buttons
Succisa pratensis (Devil's bit scabious). This is a rosette forming rhizomatous perennial with hairy stems and obovate to elliptic entire basal leaves. From mid summer to late autumn bears single purplish white pin-cushion like flowers.
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