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Nigella damascena

Description:

It grows to 20–50 cm tall, with pinnately divided, thread-like, alternate leaves. The flowers are most commonly different shades of blue, but can be white, pink, or pale purple; with 5-25 sepals. The actual petals are located at the base of the stamens and are minute and clawed. The sepals are the only colored part of the perianth. The 4-5 carpels of the compound pistil have each an erect style. The flowers blossom in May and June.

Habitat:

It is native to southern Europe

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2 Comments

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 10 years ago

la verdad que si! y estas Nigellas sobre todo! las hay de un monton de tamaños, con petalos simples, superpuestos, blancas, azules, rosa....
a ver si encuentro alguna mas para fotografiar

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

La Naturaleza es puro arte :-)

PatriciaPi
Spotted by
PatriciaPi

Calpe/Calp, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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