A yellow color dye extracted from apple tree bark (Malus sylvestris and others). Apple bark will give a yellow-brown to yellow-green color on wool using an aluminum mordant and a brass color on wool with a chrome mordant. Apple bark dye has fair light and wash fastness.
Synonyms and Related Terms
apple tree bark; Malus sylvestris (European wild apple); écorce de pommier (Fr.); corteccia di melo selvatico (It.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
- John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994
- Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (Accessed Dec. 9, 2005)
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus (Accessed Dec. 9, 2005)