Taxon  Report   7374 
Scabiosa atropurpurea  L.
Mourningbride,  Pincushion flower, Pincushion plant, Pincushions
Scabiosa atropurpurea
© 2002 Brent Miller
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Scabiosa atropurpurea
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Scabiosa atropurpurea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Scabiosa atropurpurea
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Scabiosa
escaped cultivar
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 17, 2018).

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