Scabiosa atropurpurea

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Sweet scabious
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Scabiosa
Species: S. atropurpurea
Binomial name
Scabiosa atropurpurea
Scabiosa atropurpurea - MHNT

Scabiosa atropurpurea, the mourningbride[1] or sweet scabious, is an ornamental plant of Scabiosa genus in the Caprifoliaceae family.


  1. ^ "Scabiosa atropurpurea". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 6 November 2015.