Knautia arvensis. Kind.
The perennial common grassland plant grows on drier locations of chalk downs and limestone areas. Individual small mauve flowers on the Knautia are gathered together into long-stalked terminal heads. Scabious was used in herb medicine to treat scabs and skin ulcers, hence the common name.
When a child runs around with their friends, laughing and having fun, they sometimes fall and cut their knee. The blood frightens them, but has a purpose. Their mother rubs lotion onto the wound with kind intentions. Soon the blood forms a scab to seal the wound and keep out bacteria while it heals.
"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace." The 14th Dalai Lama (1935)
Proverb: Keep your chin up.