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Acker-Witwenblume Knautia arvensis.jpg
Knautia arvensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamily: Dipsacoideae
Genus: Knautia

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Knautia is a genus in the family Caprifoliaceae.[1] The common names of these flowers are a variant of "widow flower." Others are given the name "Scabious," although this word belongs to a related genus (Scabiosa). The name Knautia comes from the 17th-century German botanists, Drs. Christoph and Christian Knaut.[2]

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  1. ^ "Knautia", The Plant List (version 1.1), retrieved 2014-09-19
  2. ^ The Plant Lover's Companion: Plants, People & Places by Julia Brittain
A species that remains green through winter