Wild spikenard

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Spikenard

Description

A dull red dye obtained from the berries of the wild spikenard bushes, Smilacina racemosa or Vagnera racemosa.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon seal); Vagnera racemosa

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "spikenard." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 8 Dec. 2004 .

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