Dyer's Greenweed

Genista tinctoria

Average Seeds per Packet
50
Packet Price
£2.99
Information

Hardy Native Small Deciduous Shrub, usually of Verges and Heaths; with spikes of small, yellow pea flowers on tall, branched leafy stems above delicate, shiny green foliage in May to August.

Height x Spread:

30 in (75 cm) x 18 in (45 cm)

Wildlife Value:

Very attractive to Bees; food plant of the Green Hairstreak butterfly andGrass Emerald Moth caterpillars.

Other Interest:

Was used in herbal medicine to make an ointment for gout; long used as a dye plant.

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