Macedonian Scabious - Knautia macedonica

Alternative names
Scabiosa rumelica
Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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

Perennial.

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

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map