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Scabiosa atropurpurea


Pincushions

Synonym(s):
Family: Dipsacaceae (Teasel Family)
Duration and Habit: Annual Herb


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Description

Rosette-forming annual or biennial plant with opposite, pinnately-dissected, simple leaves. Inflorescence a many-flowered head on a long peduncle; corollas generally lavender, pink or whitish.

Native Lookalikes: Currently no information available here yet, or there are no native Texas species that could be confused with Pincushions.

Ecological Threat: In areas where S. atropurpurea has naturalized it has tended to form monocultures.

Biology & Spread:

History:

U.S. Habitat:

Distribution

U.S. Nativity: Introduced to U.S.

Native Origin: Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Western Asia

U.S. Present: CA, KS, MA, ME, OR, TX, WA

Distribution: U.S. Pacific Coast states, Southern Plains, New England

Mapping

Invaders of Texas Map: Scabiosa atropurpurea
EDDMapS: Scabiosa atropurpurea
USDA Plants Texas County Map: Scabiosa atropurpurea

Invaders of Texas Observations

List All Observations of Scabiosa atropurpurea reported by Citizen Scientists

Native Alternatives

Scabiosa stellata [L.], known to naturalize only in California. Stem shaggy-hairy; corollas blue.

Management

Chemical: Spot spray: 360g/L glyphosate as the isopropylamine salt and the mono-ammonium salt

USE PESTICIDES WISELY: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE PESTICIDE LABEL CAREFULLY, FOLLOW ALL MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND CLOTHING. CONTACT YOUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PESTICIDE USE REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS. MENTION OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS ON THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MATERIAL.

Text References

Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange, (http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?3420,3424,3425)

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?33231 (07 November 2006)

Online Resources

USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 7 November 2006). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. (http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SCAT)

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Last Updated: 2006-11-07 by Joe Marcus
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