Scabiosa stellata

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Scabiosa stellata
Scabiosa stellata.jpg
in fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Scabiosa
Species: S. stellata
Binomial name
Scabiosa stellata

Scabiosa stellata is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family known by the common name starflower pincushions. (Formerly it had been placed in the teasel family.) It is native to southwestern Europe and North Africa, and it is known widely as an ornamental plant. The inflorescence is a dense spherical cluster of flowers that yield showy fruits with fan-like funnel-shaped papery bracts.

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