The plantain and scabious in like manner I knew to be a plantain and scabious by their general look.
The scabious meant "sorrow and desolation," and the forget-me-not "Do not forget me."
The moth appears in April and May, being found at night on the blossoms of the scabious.
The grass was all but hidden under a blue blur of scabious, and the cobwebs in the hedges were elaborately studded with dew-drops.
The knapweed was stunted and the scabious blooms drooped towards the dusty pasture.
In some of the species of scabious, the florets of the outer ring resemble those of the ray in flowers of the Composit.
The scabious, or Devils bit, was regarded with great superstition.
When she complained of not being well, the sheep's-scabious and the bell-flower said that it was just the same with them.
The eggs are laid in batches on leaves of scabious, chiefly the Devil's bit (Scabiosa succisa).
"And I understand that it is all up with a poor sheep's-scabious," said the sheep's-scabious and died then and there.
scabious sca·bi·ous1 (skā'bē-əs, skāb'ē-)
Of or relating to scabies.