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infestation in bushland (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in flower (Photo: Greg Jordan)
basal rosette of leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
toothed lower leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
deeply-divided lower leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
hairy stem and upper deeply-divided upper leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
young flower-head (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower-head (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flower-head from side-on (Photo: Greg Jordan)
darker purple flower-head (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Scabiosa atropurpurea L.
Egyptian rose, mournful widow, mourning bride, mourningbride, pin cushion, pin cushion flower, pincushion, pincushion flower, pincushion plant, pincushions, purple pincushion, scabiosa, scabious, sweet scabious
Native to northern Africa (i.e. northern Algeria, northern Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), the Azores, the Madeira Islands, the Canary Islands, southern Europe (i.e. France, Portugal, Spain, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia) and western Asia (i.e. Turkey).
Widely naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. in many parts of southern and central New South Wales, in Victoria and Tasmania, in many parts of South Australia, and in the south-western and southern parts of Western Australia.
Also naturalised in the USA.
Pincushion plant (Scabiosa atropurpurea) is regarded as an environmental weed in South Australia and Western Australia.
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