pretty petals – scabiosa pods

November 13, 2014

It is hard to believe that the beautiful scabiosa flower becomes this unique looking pod once the bloom goes to seed.  These funny little balls remind me of the velco type burrs that cling to your pant legs when you encounter a patch of burdock in late summer and fall.  Scabiosa pods, also know as stellata pods, are about 1.5″ in diameter and are dry and rough to the touch. They are a fun element in floral design because they can be used to create both contemporary styles and well as natural, gardeny looks.