Dyer’s green­wood (Genista tinc­to­ria)

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Dy­ers green­wood, also known as dyer’s broom (not to be con­fused with the weedy broom, Cytisus sco­par­ius) con­tains lu­te­olin, which gives a clear, yel­low dye that with­stands wash­ing and light. The grow­ing tops are used to pro­duce the best dyes. Har­vest the flow­er­ing tips about two weeks af­ter they bloom. This plant has ex­cel­lent cold har­di­ness and can grow in any light, well-drained soil.

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