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greenweed

(ˈɡriːnˌwiːd)
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(Plants) See dyer's-greenweed
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Noun1.greenweed - small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dyegreenweed - small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental
broom - any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
Genista, genus Genista - chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of Mediterranean area and western Asia: broom
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Five facts about Blast Beach | | The Durham Coast is well known for its spectacular wildflowers and some of the fields at Blast Beach are among the best places to enjoy them, with plants like bloody cranesbill, dyer's greenweed and devil's-bit scabious creating a riot of colour in the summer.
uk/PLACEOFLIGHT Five facts about Blast Beach | | The Durham Coast is well known for its spectacular wildflowers and some of the fields at Blast Beach are among the best places to enjoy them, with plants like bloody cranesbill, dyer's greenweed and devil's-bit scabious creating a riot of colour in the summer.
Most flower-rich meadows are home to yellow rattle, while other lowland species to see in the summer months include lady's bedstraw, clustered bellflower, hoary plantain, salad burnet and the rarer dyer's greenweed, green-winged orchid and greater butterfly orchid.
Woad, lady's bedstraw and dyer's greenweed were traditionally used to produces dyes for clothes - and for body adornment.
Staff have created a temporary seed production area, where declining flora species such as burnet saxifrage, dyer's greenweed, bitter vetch and devil's-bit scabious are being grown to create new colonies.
The drawings include (1) Designs for chariots and other weapons (c1485); (2) A study for an equestrian monument (c1488); (3) The head of Leda (c1505-06) and (4) Sprigs of oak and dyer's greenweed (c1505-10).