Europe to NW. Asia
Leaves yield a permanent black dye on wool and silk. It was also formerly used by gypsies to darken their skin.
Source of plant
Stems 20-120 cm tall, sparsely to densely hariy, branches ascending. Leaves 3-10 cm long, 1-5 cm wide, ovate-lanceolate or elliptical, pinnatifid or pinnatisect at the base, reducing to lobed or toothed at the apex, the upper leaves less divided or lobed. Corolla white with a few small purple dots.
USDA Hardiness Zone
other ethnobotanical uses