Nigella damascena L., Sp. Pl. 584 1753. (Syn: Erobathos damascenum Spach; Melanthium damascenum Medik. (Unresolved));

Romania to W. & SW. Iran: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, North Caucasus, Romania, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan; Introduced into: Afghanistan, Algeria, Assam, Bangladesh, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Greece, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krym, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Yugoslavia as per POWO;

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(Love-in-a-mist) Jungfer-in-grünen; Devil-in-the-Bush
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Cultivated ornamental herb easily differentiated from N. sativa by a distinct involucre of finely dissected leaves below the flower; sepals Sepals blue, broadly ovate, suddenly narrowed a stalk; petals stalked; follicles coherent; capsule  inflated subglobose;
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Nigella damascena from Cactus Park Panchkula:
Nigella damascena from Cactus Park Panchkula 


– No .. not a proper herbal garden Only some ornamental plants Herbal Garden is only at Yamunanagar in Haryana. I will be visiting there soon and share pics of common medicinal Plants


– There is another good one in Punjabi Bagh Delhi, although problem with many labels. We have tried to correct a few.



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Observed in many roadside gardens of Apartment complexes and also in SFO Bot garden
Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)


Very beautiful …



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Nigella damascena  L., Sp. Pl. 534. 1753. 
Cultivated ornamental herb easily differentiated from N. sativa by a distinct involucre of finely dissected leaves below the flower; sepals Sepals blue, broadly ovate, suddenly narrowed a stalk; petals stalked; follicles coherent; capsule  inflated subglobose;
Photographed from Delhi 


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Nigella damascena from Kashmir. Grown as ornamental.

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