Dyers Woad

Scientific Name: 
Isatis tinctoria
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Plant Description: 
Also known as Isatis, this herbaceous, flowering plant is from the mustard family. Flowers in the second year. Dies after it seeds.
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Of Interest: 
Providing a blue dye, this plant has been used since ancient times as a fabric dye, and even as a tattoo. The root is also used in Chinese herbal medicine. Can be invasive so remove seeds.
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Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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