Mystery Flowers

I snapped these in a city garden last week thinking they were columbines. I was sure of it. Then I started searching around for the variety and now I am thinking not. They have fine, feathery foliage like cosmos, but the flowers don’t look like cosmos at all. They are quite tall and a bit weedy looking but the flowers are very photogenic! Any ideas?
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2 thoughts on “Mystery Flowers

  1. Hi there – it’s Nigella damascena, or “Love-in-a-mist” as we call it. I sow some every year, and it spreads itself around the garden, usually seeding itself for the following year too. The flowers are edible by the way, and the seedpods are very ornamental too! Your photos are so beautiful – really dreamy! 😀

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