Nigella elata Boiss., 1843
Common names: Deli çörekotu [Tu]
Taxiarchis, HALKIDIKI ● Greece
Description: Plant annual or biannual of 15-50 cm.
The leaves are pinnate; the terminal segments are usually longer than the laterals. The terminal segments are 0.1-0.2 x 5-16 mm, the lateral segments sometimes branched 0.1-0.2 x 4-10 mm. The leaves are laciniae setaceous, stiff.
The flowers are intricately involucrate. The sepals are ovate-elliptic, light-purple, gradually and shortly clawed 12-13.5 x 7-8 mm. The petals have lobes of the lower lip produced into linear, geniculate appendages 5.5- 6 mm. The carpels are united to the apex, forming a smooth, hard, scarcely inflated capsule as long as the styles.
The seeds are triquetrous, 6-7.5 x 4-4.5 mm.
Biology: Flowering in June-July.
Habitat: Rocky and bushy places, fields and roadsides, up to 1100 m.
Distribution: Northern Greece, Aegean, Western Turkey, Cyprus, Crimea.
Kökdil G., İlçim A., Özbilgin B., Uygun C., 2006. Morphology and stem anatomy of some species of genus Nigella L. in Turkey, Ankara Fac. Pharm., 35 (1) 19 – 41.
TÜBİVES, Turkish Plants Data Service