The Devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis) belongs to Dipsacaceae (the Teasel family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed from Europe to the western part of Siberia. It grows in grasslands, meadows and swamps, and is about 40 cm high. The leaves are oblong and have short hairs on the surface. Occasionally purple spots appear. From July to October, the flower stalks are borne and lilac flowers bloom in hemispherical inflorescences. In horticulture, it is called "Matsumushiso-modoki" in Japan.