Cotton flower

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Cotton flower

Description

A natural yellow dye obtained from the flowers of cotton plants of the Gossypium species. Cotton flowers are used fresh or dried. On wool, cotton flowers give a brassy color when mordanted with chrome. On cotton, the flowers give a dull yellow color using an alum mordant. The dye has good color fastness.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Gossypium;flor del algodón (Esp.); fiore di cotone (It.); flor de algodão (Port.)