The Reseda Luteola, or weld plant. The Reseda Luteola, or weld plant.

Weld (Reseda Luteola) is a native Eurasian plant of the genus Reseda, commonly known as dyer’s rocket, dyer’s weed or yellow weed. It is also the name of a yellow dye produced by the leaves of the plant. It is rich in luteolin, a flavonoid that produces a bright yellow dye.

Weld has been used for hundreds of years in Scandinavia, Europe and the Middle East as a source of yellow, often being mixed with woad (Isatis tinctoria) for green and madder (Rubia tinctorum) for orange.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 7th July 2016).


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