- Group 1Lycophytes, Monilophytes
- Group 2Gymnosperms
- Group 3Monocots
- Group 4Woody angiosperms with opposite or whorled leaves
- Group 5Woody angiosperms with alternate leaves
- Group 6Herbaceous angiosperms with inferior ovaries
- Group 7Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries and zygomorphic flowers
- Group 8Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, and 2 or more distinct carpels
- Group 9Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, connate petals, and a solitary carpel or 2 or more connate carpels
- Group 10Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, distinct petals or the petals lacking, and 2 or more connate carpels
Some species of Scabiosa (e.g., S. ochroleuca) are considered to be a complex of intergrading microspecies by European botanists (Jasiewicz 1976). Given that the characters that separate these races are trivial and intermediate morphologies abound, the species of Scabiosa are here treated in the broad sense. Scabiosa atropurpurea L. was reported from MA by Sorrie and Somers (1999) based on the following specimen: 20 Aug 1880, Manning s.n. ( NEBC!). It was incorrectly determined. This species has also been reported from ME by Campbell et al. (1995), but specimens are unknown.
Show photos of: Each photo represents one species in this genus.