Love-in-a-mist - Nigella damascena

    Description

    Upright, bushy plant with finely dissected leaves and solitary flowers that have 5 blue or white, petal-like sepals and feathery bracts, followed by inflated seed pods.

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    Habitat

    Disturbed or bare ground, usually close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers June – July.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Occasional in Britain as a casual escape from cultivation which rarely persists for very long in the wild.

    VC55 Status

    Rare, or under recorded as a casual in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map