CONEFLOWER: Yields colour from medium yellows to pale greens
Source: The garden
Coneflowers are easily grown in the garden, self-seed and propagate over time. They also repeat-bloom, are readily available and plentiful for dying wool all Summer and into the early Fall.
Also known as Echinacea from the daisy family. Found in Eastern and Central parts of North America. Bloom all summer long. Purple coneflower is the most common but also in orange/reds and yellow/orange shades.
Folk medicine used by Native Americans as a poultice for wounds, burns, insect/snake bites and a drink for toothaches, throat infections, pain, cough, stomach cramps. More recent research for possible treatment of upper respiratory infections & headache.