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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Scabiosa columbaria
Indications: Administered to both people and animals. Applied in a magical sense.
Scabiosa columbaria is an evergreen, perennial herb with branches developing from a woody rootstock. The basal leaves are in the form of a rosette with serrated or toothed margins. It is light green and slightly hairy on the upper surface. The inflorescences are borne on multi-stemmed stalks growing up to 750 mm in height, with the flowerheads about 25–35 mm in diameter. Flowers are a lovely white or pink, appearing in spring and throughout summer.
Scabiosa columbaria is a lovely plant for mass planting in full sun. Butterflies are irresistibly attracted to its nectar. It is also very effective when interplanted with grasses. (Credit: Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.