Devil's Bit Scabious
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 26th August 2015 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Foliage
Taken at Yesnaby on 10th July 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at RSPB Hobbister on 17th July 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

 
Devil's Bit Scabious.
Latin Name :
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AKA:
Succisa pratensis.
Dipsacaceae.
Perennial or Biennial Herb.
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Meadows and woods, lowland heath, marshy areas.
June - October
8 - 25 cms
Scabious were used to treat Scabies, and other afflictions of the skin including sores caused by the Bubonic Plague. The word scabies comes from the Latin word for "scratch". The short black root was, in folk tales, bitten off by the devil, angry at the plant's ability to cure these ailments.