Nigella is a genus of about 20 species in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. The plant has beautiful, showy flowers surrounded by unusual, thread-like leaves. These attractive, charming and old-fashioned annuals will enchant you immediately!
Meaning: The genus name was derived from the Latin word “niger” meaning “black”, in reference to the plant’s intense black seeds. The common name “Love-in-a-mist” is given because the flowers are surrounded by a ruff of similar leaves, giving the appearance of the flowers being surrounded by a mist,
Symbolism: Nigella represents harmony and love. The flower is a symbol of the bonds that bind people together.