Woadwaxen, Dyer'S Greenweed, Woodwaxen
Europe, W. Asia, Naturalized in E. N. Amer.
Leaves and stems produce a greenish-yellow dye of excellent fastness on wool. When overdyed with indigo blue a clear green results.
Source of plant
Companion Plants, Jardins Botaniques Munipaux
Erect or procumbent shrub reaching 3' in height; branches striped, leaves bright green with one leaflet;leaflets mostly elliptic-oblong, to 1" long, ciliate, nearly glabrous. Flowers in many-flowered, leafyracemes panicled at the ends of the branches, borne in summer; fruit narrowly oblong, 6- to 10-seeded.
USDA Hardiness Zone
other ethnobotanical uses, winter interest