Knautia

Knautia is a genus in the family Dipsacaceae. The common names of these flowers are a variant of `widow flower.` Others are given the name `Scabious,` although this word belongs to a related genus (Scabiosa). Species include: The name Knautia comes from the 17th-century German botanists, Drs. Christoph and Christian Knaut. ...
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Knautia

This pretty perennial is a native of central Europe. It grows up to 30 inches high. It is an erect growing plant with deeply divided, dark green stem leaves. The basal foliage dies before blooming, which is in mid-summer. The somewhat spherical flowers are double and very dark crimson; they grow atop lax, branching stems.…
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