Nigella orientalis

Nigella orientalis

  • Nigella orientalis
  • Nigella orientalis
  • Nigella orientalis
  • Nigella orientalis
  • Nigella orientalis
  • Nigella orientalis
  • Flower name
    Nigella orientalis
  • Scientific name
    Nigella orientalis
  • AliasNigella orientalis, Yellow Fennel Flower, Love-in-a-Mist
  • Place of originWestern Asia
  • Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July

What is Nigella orientalis

Nigella orientalis , yellow fennel Flower, or love-in-a-mist (scientific name: Nigella orientalis) is an annual plant in the family Ranunculaceae that produces yellow flowers and is native to Western Asia. What appears to be this yellow flower is not a true flower but a calyx. The true flowers have degenerated. The central stamen is attached to the flower in an umbrella shape. The total bracts, like the leaves, elongate into thread-like bracts.
In the same genus is the blue-purple flowering Nigella damascena.

Generic name: Nigella orientalis, Scientific name: Nigella orientalis, aka Yellow Fennel Flower, Love-in-a-Mist, Origin: West Asia, Living type: Annual plant, plant height: 45-60 cm, plant width: 20-30 cm, Leaf shape: lobes, Flowering period: April - July, Flower (calyx) color: Yellow, Petals: Degenerate, Flower diameter: 3-5 cm, Fruit type: Cleavage, Fruit color: Black, Uses: Garden flower, Potted flower, Cut flower, Fruit is a dried flower.


  • Eye
    Ranunculales
  • Family
    Ranunculaceae
  • Genus
    Nigella
  • Species
    N. orientalis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Mask-like corolla
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeannual grass
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height45.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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