BLACK-EYED SUSAN: Yields vibrant yellows to sage greens
Source: Dye garden, scattered in backyard, fields & along roadsides
This flower's bloom period from early Summer till early Fall makes it easily available for dying wool all Summer long. They are plentiful and propagate well. All variations can be used and best picked fresh for the dye-bath.
In same family as the sunflower, native to North America and found across Canada & U.S. Daisy-like yellow flower petals circle a brown or black center. Can also be shades of oranges, reds & browns. Blooms in late Summer & early Fall.
Medicinal purposes used by Ojibwa/Native Americans. Roots used like Echinacea to boost immunity, fight flu/colds & infections, worms in children and as a poultice for snake bitesBlack