NZ1365 : Weld (Reseda luteola) by River Tyne

taken 4 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Weld (Reseda luteola) by River Tyne
Weld (Reseda luteola) by River Tyne
Another name for Weld is Dyer's Rocket as it is a plant traditionally used as a source of a strong and fast yellow dye. The yellow resulting from the favenoid, lutenolin, can be mixed with the blue from woad (Isatis tinctoria) to produce greens such as 'Lincoln green' (the favourite colour of Robin Hood). The plant has been used for this purpose and often cultivated since Neolithic times, something that has helped expand its distribution from the chalky soils of southern and eastern England where it is native NS3977 : Weld (Reseda luteola). It is now a very common plant of disturbed sites NU1535 : Weld (Reseda luteola)

Like the sunflower, the nodding flower spike of weld displays helitropism or the ability to track the position of the sun.
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Saturday, 3 June, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
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Flora 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1363 6558 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.0780N 1:47.3128W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 13649 65588
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