pincushion flower


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pincushion flower:

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common name for some members of the Dipsacaceae, a family of chiefly Old World herbs found mostly in the Mediterranean and Balkan areas but ranging to India and to S Africa. Species of Dipsacus and Scabiosa have become widely naturalized in America.
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Pincushion flower (Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' and 'Pink Mist').
For an old-fashioned cut flower, try scabiosa or pincushion flower.
The hot pink of pincushion flowers (Leucospermum) look right at home with a Campari punch (page 50).