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Small scabious, Scabious
Scabiosa columbaria (Small scabious). This species is a biennial or perennial, and will grow to about 60cm with a spread of 1m. It will produce slender upright hairy stems with globular heads of reddish purple to lilac blue flowers in mid summer to early autumn.
They will grow well in full sun in well-drained, alkaline soil.
Formerly used to treat scabies.
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