Dyer's Woad -  Brassicaceae (Family) Isatis tinctoria

Home   Plant Index Photo Details
Utah Range Map


stem and leaves

leaves and stem


Dyer's Woad

Photo Details
May 2, 2006, Davis County, Utah

Used  as a blue dye and for medicinal purposes in  13th century Europe, it is now considered a noxious weed in  U.S.A..'s rangelands and crops. The plant is in the mustard family.  Leaves are bluish-green, alternate, with a whitish vein on the upper surface.  Yellow petals - Blooms May to June

To see the butterflies that can use Dyer's Woad as a host plant, click on your choice of
UTAH STELLA  ORANGETIP  -  A. stella browningi
DESERT MARBLE - Euchloe lotta
LARGE  MARBLE -  Euchloe ausonides coloradensis
SPRING WHITE - Pontia sisymbri sisymbri
DARK-VEINED  SPRING WHITE - Pontia sisymbri nigravenosa

Back to Top