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Blåknapp, Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis | by flips99
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Blåknapp, Devil's-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis

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"Devil’s-bit Scabious gets its common name because its roots stop abruptly as if they have been bitten off. The plant was used to cure almost anything, so the Devil got angry with it. He bit off the root out of spite. However, the herb makes a useful tea for the treatment of coughs, fevers and internal inflammations and is also a popular application externally to eczema."

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Taken on October 12, 2009