Silent Sunday – Devil’s-bit scabious

 

Succisa pratensis

Succisa pratensis

 

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6 thoughts on “Silent Sunday – Devil’s-bit scabious

  1. Melissa Shaw-Smith

    Ah, one of my favorites. I always think of Hare bells, Bird’s foot trefoil, red clover and dog daisies in a summer posy along with Sheep’s bit. I can smell it now!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      The story goes that the devil annoyed by the fact that the plant had good medicinal properties (a tea is seemingly good for colds and fevers), bit of the plant’s root – it has a stumpy root!

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