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Knautia arvensis

For sale by Julie Norfolk

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0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Knautia arvensis

Common names

Field scabious, Blue buttons


Knautia arvensis (Field scabious). Once used to treat scabies and other skin complaints connected with the bubonic plague. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


Requires staking.

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, medicinal.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Knautia arvensis | Charlton Adam, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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