devil's bit

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devil's bit

devil's bit

n
(Plants) devil's bit scabious. See scabious23
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The scheme has started by growing lowland meadow species such as the devil's bit scabious, cuckoo flower, green field-speedwell and harebell at temporary seed production beds in the walled nursery at the Millennium Seed Bank's Wakehurst Place, West Sussex.
The big favourites are plants such as red campion, betony, devil's bit scabious and cowslip.
The grasses are varied and we are told that especially in late summertime the displays of Devil's Bit Scabious 'are outstanding'.
But from the air, its traces will surely be seen for ages, and wandering through the meadow that is to replace it, people will be surprised to find corn cockle, vetch, devil's bit scabious, selfheal, agrimony, yarrow, ox-eye daisy and quaking grass: the plants of old England, all strangely gathered within the walls.
Mr Jones claimed that some devil's bit scabious, the caterpillar food-plant of the marsh fritillary butterfly, had also been pulled out of the ground.
The other remaining colony is on a 40-hectare farm in lower Harlech, which is devoid of sheep but hosts suitable vegetation, such as the larval foodplant, devil's bit scabious.