Madder

Scientific Name: 
Rubia tinctorium
Family Name: 
Rubiaceae
Plant Description: 
Dyers Madder is a herbaceous weak climber/sprawler that needs to be replanted every 3 years
Plant Height: 
1.5m
Plant Use: 
Medicinal
Dye
Of Interest: 
The roots, stems and leaves can be used to make a red dye for wool, leather, silk and cotton. There are also records of medicinal uses for spleen problems with the madder root boiled with wine and then honey added.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Spreading
Climate: 
Temperate

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