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Black Cumin Overview
Nigella sativa is an annual species in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is commonly known by the names Black Cumin and Black Caraway after the dark seeds, amongst others. Typically this plant grows to between 20-30cm tall, producing attractive, finely divided, lacy foliage similar to that of ferns. Flowers are showy and delicate, coloured pale blue to white, with 5-10 petals and showy modified leaves around the flower known as bracts. Nigella sativa is also grown for the ornamental seedheads and the black seeds, which are used as a culinary spice in Polish, Indian and Middle Eastern cultures.
How to propagate Black Cumin
Propagate by seed sown outdoors in spring or early autumn.
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Other uses of Black Cumin
Grown for their attractive flowers, which are suitable for cutting, and their ornamental seed pods. Culinary use.