Could you please help me identify this plant?
It looks like dill but doesn't smell like it. Its height is about 30cm (12in).
its been a long time.. but WAG.. nigellia.. love in a mist ??
Here is a link that might be useful: link
Here is a link that might be useful: Eupatorium capillifolium
False chamomile might also be it. This is a case where
knowing where the poster lives may be a big help in
ruling in or out a given plant.
Here is a link that might be useful: False chamomile
Until now I think Ken's guess is the correct one. I read about Nigella and its description is almost identical to my plant's.
saltcedar, I live in Egypt.
Thanks a lot for your help.
My money's on Dog Fennel.
the dog fennel link above says: and when crushed, the leaves and stems have a very distinct odor that is slightly sour and musty.
i want my guess to be right.. a flower would sure answer such ...
but these other peeps sure are the pro's
Please change your "magic123's Member Page" to reflect
where you live. Also mention if that's where your images
are from and what time of year the picture was taken if
it's relevant to outdoor images.
I don't think it's Dog Fennel because my plant's leaves have a lovely scent.
Saltcedar, I took the above photo today.
Thanks for changing your member page.
Given that Nigella is popular in Middle eastern
quisine I'd start my search there.
Here is a link that might be useful: Nigella
Nigella is popular in Middle eastern quisine
it is??? ... lol.. learn something new everyday ... see link
even a blind squirrel can find a nut once in a while.. lol
Here is a link that might be useful: go figure
Could it be Matricaria/German Chamomile? The foliage smells very nice, sort of like pineapples. I don't recall Nigella leaves being fragrant, though I think the seeds might be fragrant when crushed (the part that's used in Mediterranean & Middle Eastern cuisine).***I should've checked out that link first***
This post was edited by jaynine on Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 19:40
Doesn't look at all like Nigella to me. It appears to have an almost woody central stem like a sub shrub. If it is Nigella (which I strongly doubt) the roots will be yellow.
What about an Artemisia? A arborescens???
Based on your suggestions, I think it's either Matricaria/German Chamomile or Nigella. But if Nigella leaves are not fragrant as jaynine mentioned, so it could be Matricaria/German Chamomile since mine smells very nice.
Anyway, it'll be much easier to identify when it flowers.
Thanks to all of you for your great help.
There is also a weed/wildflower called Pineapple Plant...since it smells like a pineapple maybe that's what it is!
This thing is a foot tall with a semi woody stem and whitish stalks by the look of it. This is not an annual weed like Pineapple Mayweed. Nor is is Nigella, also an annual and completely scentless. Nor annual Matricaria camomilla. My money is still on an Artemisia. That fits all the criteria including scent.The flowers will settle it.
We have the following bids:
False chamomile/Pineapple Weed
Based on the info I found on the web, it could be one of the first three. Therefore - as flora_uk said - the flowers will settle it.
I would bet my house it isn't Pineapple Mayweed or Matricaria camomilla.
Ken, yes, nigella seeds are used in Middle Eastern cuisine. I used to have some seed that I got from Penzey's, just to see what it was like. It's mild. I think you're right, that's most likely nigella.
I am wondering if any of you who think this is Nigella have ever grown it? It doesn't look like this at all apart from a slight resemblance in its featheryness. Nigella is neither semi-woody nor grey stemmed.
I'll post a photo of the plant after it blooms so we can settle it.
Thanks to everyone who tried to help.