Small Scabious is a perennial plant that belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family and is native to many countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia. In its natural environment, the plant can be found on calcareous or sandy soil with few nutrients, but at the same time has sufficient access to the sun due to the fact that there are practically no trees.
Scabiosa columbaria can be easily identified by the delicate lavender or purple flowers that appear in summer and autumn and are arranged on slender stems. The flowers have 5 oblong petals, distinguishing the plant from other species.
The plant grows up to 29 in (74 cm) tall and can be up to 20 in (50 cm) wide, making it compact enough to grow indoors. As for the leaves, they have a gray-green color, an oval shape, branched below and thinner above.