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Pincushion - introduced (*Scabiosa atropurpurea)

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Family: Dipsacaceae.

Native of the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: Scattered occurrence, and becoming more widely distributed. It may be locally abundant.


A garden escape.

Photos R: Pincushion. The pincushion-like flowers, the narrow teeth of the leaves, and the branched habit help identify this plant. Below: Pincushion beside the Yapeen- Muckleford Road.