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Field Scabious

A flower photo from last summer: field scabious (Knautia arvensis).  The name scabious derives from the plant being used to treat skin diseases such as scabies.  This is what its stem and leaves look like:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-07-16.

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