NIGELLA SATIVA PLANT
Nigella sativa (LINN) is a species of annual flowering plant from the genus Nigella which includes al least 14 other species (including; Nigella arvensis, Nigella ciliaris, Nigella damascena, Nigella hispanica, Nigella integrifolia, Nigella nigellastrum, Nigella orientalis and Nigella papillosa)
It is also known as black cumin flower, love-in-the-mist, fennel flower, nutmeg flower, black caraway and Roman coriander.
The name Nigella comes from the diminutive of the feminine Latin word for black (nigellus), so called because of the hundreds of tiny black seeds this genus of plant produces.
Nigella sativa species have around five to 10 coloured petals which can be white, yellow, pink, blue or violet. The leafs form narrow and threadlike segments./p>
The plants grow 20–90 cm tall and survive just one growing season producing many seeds which are formed in a large inflated pod-like fruit known as the capsule.