Scabiosa japonica var. alpina Takeda

Biennial herb to about 40 cm tall with softly hairy stems. Leaves pinnately to bipinnately lobed, mostly 5-10 cm long. Flower heads 3-5 cm wide, blue. The variety listed is a dwarf plant with slightly larger flowers than the type and the calyx long-spined.


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.

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