Species: 

Scabiosa atropurpurea (=Sixalix atropurpurea)

Common Name(s): 

mourningbride, pincushion flower, mournful widow, sweet scabious

Habitats Impacted: 

Disturbed/Waste Areas, Cropland/Pasture

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

SE

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, KS, MO, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Scabiosa atropurpurea (=Sixalix atropurpurea)

Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Can form monocultures. A serious threat to the globally rare blackland prairie. Mowing leads to the persistence and spread of this species.

Management information