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Isatis tinctoria - Woad (40 seeds)

Isatis tinctoria - Woad (40 seeds)

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    Biennial herbaceous plant up to 80-120 cm tall. It has entire lanceolate leaves united with a basal rosette. In the second year it produces an inflorescence made up of numerous small golden yellow flowers. The fruits are small indehiscent siliques that are black when ripe.

    Pedoclimatic needs

    It adapts to all types of soil, preferring medium-textured and well-drained ones. Prefers exposure in full sun or partial shade. Rustic species, it tolerates minimum temperatures reaching -8°/-10°c.

    Sowing

    from autumn to early spring Curiosity This plant has been used since ancient times to make a blue dye, the famous woad. The production of this pigment went into decline in 1700 with the predominance of Indian indigo, obtained from another dyeing plant, the indigofera tinctoria.

    Botanical Information

    Botanical Name: Isatis tinctoria

    Family: Brasicaceae

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