Scabious Flowers belong to the genus scabiosa of which there are at least 100 species. Some of the common names for this flower are sweet scabious, devil’s bit, pincushion flowers and mourning-bride. These flowers get their name from scabies as it was once believed that they could cure that disease.
These flowers have a rosette presentation and are popular as garden plants, especially as borders for fields. The colors are in pastel shades of pink, mauve and yellow and sometimes white.
These flowers are found commonly in Asia and Europe, especially in the Mediterranean region where they have been actively cultivated since the year 1800.