mourningbride USDA PLANTS Symbol: SCAT
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Scabiosa atropurpurea L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Dipsacales: Dipsacaceae
Native Range: Africa, temp. Asia, Europe (GRIN)

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Flower(s); Close-up view of a scabiosa blossom in a garden.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

Invasive Listing Sources:
Jeff Quayle, personal communication, 2003.