Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of some 11 genera and 350 species of annual and perennial herbs, rarely shrubs, from around the world, but mainly from Africa and Eurasia.  [FNSW]  Represented in the Hortus by 2 annual or perennial herbaceous plants.

Plants in this Family

  1. Scabiosa stellata L.
  2. Scabiosa atropurpurea L.