Pincushion flower annual

Common name: Pincushion flower annual
Botanical name: Scabiosa atropurpurea

Pincushion flower annualScabiosa is a genus in the teasel Family Dipsacaceae of flowering plants. Many of the species in this genus have common names that include the word scabious; however some plants commonly known as scabious are currently classified in related genera such as Knautia and Succisa; at least some of these were formerly placed in Scabiosa. Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers.

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