Safflower

Scientific Name: 
Cartharmus tinctorius
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Plant Description: 
A beautiful yellow flower on a thistle-like stem. Not great with fungal problems preferring arid climate.
Plant Height: 
30-150cm
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Oil
Animal Fodder
Dye
Of Interest: 
You might have seen safflower oil sold at the supermarket, but it's also been found as one of the dyes on clothes found in Tutankanhem's tomb. Dye colours it can make include yellow, green and pink.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Annual
Plant Type: 
Herb
Flower
Climate: 
Arid

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