Greater Knapweed - Centaurea scabies is big and showy, like a cross between a cornflower and a thistle, with whiskery petals in a whorl. It is a valuable nectar source for insects and a favourite flower of butterflies, including the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary. It also has therapeutic properties, and was once used in skin ointments to heal wounds and infections. Centaurea scabiosa is a truly outstanding wild flower which outshines many cultivated plants.
Honey Bees visit 2 thousand flowers a day! Wow that's perseverance to get a job done. No wonder we use the phrase about busy bees. #landscapingyourlife and yet they're good at delegation too each with their own Job