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Sheepsbit

Jasione montana

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Campanulaceae (Bellflower)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Blue with yellow anthers, forming a compact round head.
Fruit:
A roundish, 5-sided, pointed capsule.
Leaves:
The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. They are linear to narrowly egg-shaped and either short-stalked, or not stalked at all. The margins of the leaves are either untoothed, sparsely / shallowly-toothed, or wavy-edged.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Other Names:
Blue Bonnets, Blue Buttons, Blue Daisy, Iron Flower, Sheep's Scabious, Sheepsbit Scabious.
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, hedgerows, rocks, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside, walls.