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Used by the Britons to paint their bodies blue to ward off the Romans, remained in use until the 1630s as a dye for fabrics until indigo became more popular.

Type: Hardy Biennial

Height: 40cm in first year, 1m+ in second year when in flower. 

Spread: 40cm 

Soil type: Well drained

Aspect: Sun 

Flower colour: Yellow

Flowering time: Second summer

Isatis tinctoria Woad

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