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Genus :

NIGELLA

Family :

RANUNCULACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Annual herbs with strongly dissected leaves and filiform leaf-segments. Leaves 2-3 pinnatisect or decompound. Flowers often with an involucre of 5 leaves, protandrous. Sepals 5, petaloid, shortly clawed. Petals 5-8, nectariferous, bilabiate, the outer lips deeply incised. Stamens numerous. Carpels 5, connate up to the apex, styles free. Fruits of 5, united follicles, many-seeded.