The Devil’s Bit 🌸🍃

The Devil’s Bit (scientific name Succisa pratensis) is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Dipsacaceae family.
It is a charming plant with beautiful blue-violet flowers 🌸 that grows in moist meadows, even in high mountain areas. Its inflorescences with long peduncles are composed of numerous small flowers grouped together, giving the appearance of a single spherical flower. The plant reaches a height of 1 meter.
Caterpillars 🐛 of various butterfly species use the Succisa as a source of nourishment. Its nectar is appreciated by endangered butterflies such as Maniola jurtina and Phengaris alcon.
⁉️ Did you know? 😲
A legend tells of a malevolent spirit 😈, angered by the success of this plant in curing all sorts of ailments, who, with a bite, cut the root, leaving a rhizome that looks as if it has been gnawed or truncated.
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