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Isatis tinctoria L.
Colors Obtained
Dark Blue, Blue, Green
Dye Ingredients
Indican, isatin B.
It is thought that woad, Isatis tinctoria, was originally native to the Caucasian steppes and farther east to the Himalayas . Now, through cultivation, it grows in Europe and even in North Africa . The Isatis genus has many subspecies, 30 alone in Turkey . It is unknown whether Isatis tinctoria itself grows in Turkey . Isatis indigotica grows throughout northern China and is used for blue-dyeing.