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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.
Interest and use
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- LightFull sun
- HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
- SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
- Soil pH9.0