- Flower nameNigera Damascena
- Scientific nameNigella damascena
- Aliasニゲラ, Nigella, 黒種草, ニゲラ・ダマスケナ, Nigella damascena
- Place of origin Mediterranean coast and southern European
- Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Botanical Gardens, Park
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July
- Language of flowersIf you come true with dreams
What is Nigera Damascena
Nigella damasquena (Scientific name: Nigella damascena) is an annual herb of the family Ranunculaceae, which is native to the southern European to Mediterranean coasts. In Japan, the term "nigella" usually means this species. What looks like a blue or white flower is not a flower, but a calyx, and the actual flower is degenerate. A bract that looks like a thin leaf covers a flower (in fact, a calyx). As it is persimmon, the flowering period is long and it can be enjoyed in the garden etc., and the fruit after flowering may be a dried flower. Because many black seeds are contained in the bulb-shaped fruit after flowering, it is called "Black Seed Grass". The seeds have vanilla incense.
In the same genus is the yellow flowering Nigella orientalis.
"Nigera sativa", which has been used in ancient Egypt since 3300 years, is a different species called "Black Cumin" and is used as a spice.
General name: Nigella damascena, Scientific name: Nigella damascena, Alias: Nigella, Nigella damascena, Black grass, Devil in a bush, origin: South Europe, Mediterranean coast, life type: annual grass, plant height: 30 - 70 cm, leaf shape: split, flowering stage: April to July, flower color (in fact amber): blue, purple, pink, white, petal: degenerate, flower diameter: 3 to 5 cm, fruit type: split Fruit, fruit color: black, application: flower bed flowers, cut flowers, fruits are dried flowers, spices.