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