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Nigella damascena


Family: Ranunculaceae It grows to 20–50 cm tall, with pinnately divided, alternate leaves. The flowers are most commonly different shades of blue, but can be white, pink, or pale purple, with 5 to 25 sepals. The fruit (second photo) is a large capsule.The capsule becomes brown in late summer. The plant self-seeds, growing on the same spot year after year.


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Spotted on Jul 1, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013

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