Macedonian Scabious - Knautia macedonica
Flowers and leaves resemble those of our native Field Scabious but the flowers are deep pinkish red or burgundy in colour.
This is a cultivated plant that sometimes escapes and thrives for a time in the wild.
Flowers June to September.
It is difficult to determine the status of this species as a wild plant in Britain due to lack of records.
Rare as a naturalised plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not included in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015