Weld (Reseda luteola)

  • Description

    "Growing in the stonework of the ruined lime-kiln at Kiln Point, near Budle Bay. Although native in some parts of the country, its range has been greatly extended by cultivation since it produces an excellent yellow dye and was grown commercially until quite recently. A local name is Dyer's Rocket. The other two plants traditionally used for this purpose were Woad (blue) and Madder (red). It was used to dye the robes of the Vestal Virgins in Roman times." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1917305
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 204 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-06-11
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