scale bar = 1cm.
Pincushion - introduced (*Scabiosa atropurpurea)
Native of the Mediterranean region.
Occurrence: Scattered occurrence, and becoming more widely distributed. It may be
- the leaves are toothed with narrow teeth
- it grows to about 40 cm high
- the flowers range in colour from white to deep pink
- the flowers are clustered at the ends of the branches, and have a "pincushion" appearance.
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-