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Woad Isatis tinctoria Height to 1m. Upright biennial or perennial of well-drained soils, usually in shady spots. Introduced and formerly used as a source or dye. Leaves are elongate-triangular with basal lobes. Flowers are yellow and 3-5mm across; borne in large, frothy heads, June-August. Widespread but very local.
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Woad Isatis tinctoria Height to 1m. Upright biennial or perennial of well-drained soils, usually in shady spots. Introduced and formerly used as a source or dye. Leaves are elongate-triangular with basal lobes. Flowers are yellow and 3-5mm across; borne in large, frothy heads, June-August. Widespread but very local.

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Date: 31 May 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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