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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
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[[File:Uemura 10-15-2009 381.jpg|thumb|silk dyed with sunflower petals<br> Visible light]]
 
''Helianthus annuus''; colorant à base de tournesol (Fr.); girasol (Esp.);
 
''Helianthus annuus''; colorant à base de tournesol (Fr.); girasol (Esp.);
 
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[[File:Uemura 10-15-2009 381 UV.jpg|thumb|silk dyed with sunflower petals<br> UV light]]
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  

Revision as of 10:47, 30 June 2020

Sunflowers in bloom

Description

A natural yellow Dye obtained from sunflower (Helianthus annuus) blooms. Sunflowers produce a bright yellow dye in Alkaline solutions that is not lightfast. In Acetic acid solutions, however, sunflowers give a colorfast golden color on Wool with an Alum Mordant. The seeds of the sunflower plant were also used by native Americans to produce a dark purple color used for dyeing baskets.

Synonyms and Related Terms

silk dyed with sunflower petals
Visible light

Helianthus annuus; colorant à base de tournesol (Fr.); girasol (Esp.);

silk dyed with sunflower petals
UV light

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • D. Cardon, Natural Dyes: Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science (original edition Le Monde des teintures naturelles), Archetype Publications, Ltd., London, 2007
  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • Website address 1 Comment: Economic Botany: Expressing Achenes purple dye from seeds [Accessed Jan. 21, 2009]

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