Nigella sativa

Nigella sativa L., Sp. Pl. 584 1753. (Syn: Nigella cretica Mill.);   Nigella sativa is an annual flowering plant, native to south and southwest Asia.   It grows to 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in) tall, with finely divided, linear (but not thread-like) leaves. The flowers are delicate, and usually coloured pale blue and white, with five […]

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Nigella damascena

Nigella damascena L., Sp. Pl. 584 1753. (Syn: Erobathos damascenum Spach; Melanthium damascenum Medik. (Unresolved));   (Love-in-a-mist) Jungfer-in-grünen;   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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