Taxon  Report   8711    
Nigella damascena  L.
Devil in the bush,  Love-in-a-mist
Nigella damascena
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
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Nigella damascena
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Nigella damascena
© 2014 Ansel Oommen
Nigella damascena, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Nigella damascena
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Nigella
Communities: escaped cultivar

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Nigella damascena
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).