Scabiosa farinosa Coss.

Domed perennial herb eventually spreading to form a mat. Leaves in a basal rosette, saxifrage-like, spathulate, the margins with large saw teeth, very shiny on the upper surface. Flower heads 2 cm wide on 10 cm-long stalks, pale lilac; summer.


This has for many years been available as S. columbaria and was probably derived from seed originally introduced to the Adelaide Botanic Garden from Tunisia in 1956.

Prentice & Irons (1989).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Dipsacaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Dipsacales
family       Dipsacaceae
genus        Scabiosa L.