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Scabious (Scabios)

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  • Common Name: Scabious (Scabios)
  • Latin Name: Scabiosa spp.; Knautia arvensis
  • Family Name: Dipsacaceae
The Scabious group, including the Field Scabious, contain tannins, but the flowers and leaves are fine as a small part of a varied diet.  Although listed as a wild flower Scabious are often cultivated in gardens.
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