Weld
Fact File
Taken at Barns Ness on 15th June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
 

 
 
Weld.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Reseda luteola.
Resedaceae.
Biennial.
Habitat:
Height:
Feature:

Waste ground.
Up to 5 feet.
The plant is rich in luteolin, a flavonoid which produces
a bright yellow dye.The yellow could be mixed with the
blue from woad (Isatis tinctoria) to produce greens such
as Lincoln Green. The dye was in use by the first
millennium BC. Use of this dye came to an end at
the beginning of the twentieth century, when
cheaper synthetic yellow dyes came into use