Celandine

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Celandine Chelidonium majus

Description

A yellow to orange dye obtained from the greater celandine, Chelidonium majus, plant. The celandine dye is extracted from the ground roots, stems, and leaves. It produces a yellow dye with good lightfastness using an aluminum mordant.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Chelidonium majus (greater celandine); swallowwort; tetterwort; fellonwort; wartweed; kill-wart; devil's milk; celidonia (It.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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