Irish wildflowers





Devils-bit Scabious
Succisa pratensis
Odhrach bhallach
Family: Dipsacaceae

Flowering time: July - October. Perennial / biennial. Native.

Flowers blue-mauve, short outer florets. Surrounded by involucral bracts.
Stalked leaves, oval-lanceolate. Shallow-toothed or entire, mainly near base of plant. Erect stems, usually sparsely hairy. Height: 40-120cm.

Widespread on damp ground. Fields, roadsides, heaths, cut-away bogs.

Similar: Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis
     


    
Ballingeary, Co.Cork. August 2006 Barleycove, Co.Cork. August 2007

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