Scabiosa atropurpurea L. Purple Pincushion
Sp.Pl. 1:100 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 1 April 1997

Rosetted perennial or annual, herb, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. white/pink/red-purple, Aug to Dec or Jan to Apr. Sandy soils, often over limestone. In disturbed areas.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Jarrah Forest, Nullarbor, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Mardabilla, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Cambridge, Cockburn, Cottesloe, Dundas, Fremantle, Gosnells, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kwinana, Melville, Mosman Park, Rockingham, Wanneroo.