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Carthamus tinctorius L.
Colors Obtained
Yellow, Bright yellow, Red, Khaki, Golden Yellow, Greenish Yellow
Dye Ingredients
Carthamin, corocetin
Safflower is an annual thistle-like plant. It grows to almost 4 feet and has thorny, toothed leaves and large orange-yellow blossoms. Distribution: Safflower was probably originally   endemic to Western Asia . It has been cultivated for thousands of years, not only in this area but also in North Africa and Europe . Material used for dyeing: Flowers.