Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Nigella damascena

Nigelle de Damas
Love-in-a-Mist

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

40-50 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

10-40 cm

Description

Feathery leaves in a whorl below the flowers.

It is related to Nigella sativa, a spice called ‘nigella’ or ‘black cumin’, used in Indian cuisine. The essential oil distilled from Nigella sativa is used in lipsticks and perfumery.

Flowers

The blue or white part of the plant are the sepals, not the petals, the actual petals are tiny, at the base of the stamens.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Thread-like, shiny, rows of leaflets on either side of the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: large, inflated.

Edible

Seeds.

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