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Common Name: Yellow Fennel Flower
Nigella orientalis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe - Mediterranean, to W. Asia. A rare casual in Britain.
Cornfields and dry hills on calcareous soils.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any good garden soil, preferring a sunny position[
A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[
The seed is sometimes used to adulterate pepper[
Seed - sow spring or early autumn in situ[
]. The autumn sowing might not be successful in harsh winters. Plants can be transplanted if necessary[