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Any of a number of wild plants with a very short rootstock, said in folklore to have been bitten off by the devil.
- ‘A number of wildflower species, such as devil's bit scabious and poppy, occur and attract large numbers of butterflies and moths.’
- ‘This path comes out onto a chalk downland bank where you will find several varieties of orchid, devil's bit scabious, fairy flax and other specialized plants - often very small - according to their seasons.’
- ‘Areas with a high density of devil's bit scabious may be the key requirement within the grassland habitat.’
- ‘Interesting flora includes purple devil's bit scabious and lilac field scabious, the yellow daisy-like common fleabane and the tall, cream-flowered meadow sweet.’
- ‘Marsh Fritillary caterpillars for example eat the leaves of devil's bit scabious, but the adult butterflies feed on the nectar of buttercups, milkworts and thistles.’
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