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Wild Madder - Rubia peregrina

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Wild Madder Wild Madder - Rubia peregrina dylan Clifton Observatory 13 Jan 2022, 2:57 p.m. 3 Jan 2022, 12:28 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread but local in the South West. Scattered elsewhere in the South. Where it does occur it can be very common. Habitat includes: Calcareous soils often near the coast such as hedge banks, woodland, rocky scrub, rock faces, cliffs, cliff paths, walls etc. Growing habit: Evergreen Perennial. Flowers: April to June. Height: Up to 1.5 m. History: The roots can be used to produce a bright pink pigment and was one of the many plants used by the Anglo Saxons for dyeing textiles. Other names include: Levant Madder, Smyrna Madder, Common Wild Madder.