Love-in-a-mist - Nigella damascena
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.
Disturbed or bare ground, usually close to habitation.
Flowers June July.
Occasional in Britain as a casual escape from cultivation which rarely persists for very long in the wild.
Rare, or under recorded as a casual in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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