Macedonian Scabious - Knautia macedonica

Alternative names
Scabiosa rumelica

Flowers and leaves resemble those of our native Field Scabious but the flowers are deep pinkish red or burgundy in colour.

Identification difficulty

This is a cultivated plant that sometimes escapes and thrives for a time in the wild.

When to see it

Flowers June to September.

Life History


UK Status

It is difficult to determine the status of this species as a wild plant in Britain due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Rare as a naturalised plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not included in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map