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Genista Tinctoria - 50 Seeds - Dyer's Greenweed

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Genista Tinctoria - Dyer's Greenweed

50 Seeds

Native across the British Isles, this small shrub can reach up to around 1m tall, with small ovate leaves growing on upright stalks. From spring through the summer months, small bright yellow flowers are produced, growing in narrow racemes, somewhat reminiscent of other pea flowers without spreading wings.

Flowering buds can be used as a substitute for capers, and the seeds can be used as a coffee subsitute. The flowers have been historically used as a dyeing material to produce yellow dyes. When mixed with woad, it can also produce a beautiful green shade.

Highly attractive to moths and other pollinating insects!

Fully hardy.