Devils Bit ScabiousSuccisa pratensis
A tall native perennial common throughout Britain in marshes, meadows, roadsides and damp woods. Mauve to purple flower heads on slender stems from June to October attract bees and butterflies. This is the food caterpillars of the Marsh Fritillary.
Height: 15-100cm (6-40in).
Planting site: Full sun on moist soils.
Many butterflies and other insects depend on our disappearing native wild plants. By creating a wildlife area in your garden and growing native wildflowers, you will produce an attractive habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.
It is illegal to take plants from the wild.
Buy Devils Bit Scabious Flower Seeds from Landlife Wildflowers.