Gatekeeper. July 27.
Small Tortoiseshell. August 5.
Six spot Burnet Moth. July 22. Sapperton Valley.
Meadow Brown. Uley, Gloucestershire. July 12.
Marbled White. Uley, Gloucestershire. July 12.
White Letter Hairstreak. 7 August 2001.
This is an English wildflower which is worthy of inclusion in the garden. It's possible to buy cultivated Scabious plants of different colours: maroon and cream are ones that I have seen. They are also attractive to butterflies.
The great news is that slugs and snails are not keen on these plants, which makes them especially useful in the garden.
Plant Type: perennial, wildflower
Flowers from June to October.
Habitat is limestone grassland.