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simple feathery leaves white flowers that gradually turn purple
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sharon031757
sharon031757
Flower Petal # 7+
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It sprang up at a house we decided to rent. The landlords do not know the origin of the plant. It comes up every year according to them.

Physical Description
This flower has simple feathery leaves similar to Cosmos. It bears white flowers in late spring that gradualy turn blue tinted, then to deep purple. The flower resembles the corn flower.

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simple feathery leaves white flowers that gradually turn purple




simple feathery leaves white flowers that gradually turn purple


Comment: simple feathery leaves white flowers that gradually turn purple

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clockdoc852
clockdoc852
August 22, 2011
I have this growing in my front yard. I would agree that it is "Love in the Mist" or Nigella. I have blue and white in my garden. Very unusual looking flower for it looks like the stem continues right through the blossom of the flower.

Jacque G

Washington October 06, 2010
I think this is Love-in-a-Mist, a garden Nigella
gardengeek
gardengeek
June 10, 2010
I think this is a Nigella
images.google.com images?q=Nigella+Flower

  Nigella Flower Nigella Flower
Nigella Flower
Nigella arvensis Nigella ciliaris Nigella damascena Nigella hispanica Nigella integrifolia Nigella nigellastrum Nigella orientalis Nigella sativa Nigella sativa is used as a spice. Nigella s

Thunder
Thunder
May 31, 2010
Could this somehow be a cross between the two?

Sharon

US May 30, 2010
but the stem and leaves are not like a corn flower's. They are more like those of the cosmos.
gardengeek
gardengeek
May 30, 2010
Could you get a close-up of the flower? From here it looks like a Cornflower.
  Common Cornflower Common Cornflower
Common Cornflower
Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Basket flower, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle. Common Cornflower 'Blue Boy', or 'Blue Diadem' The Blue Cornflower has been the national flower of Estonia


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