Packet - Safflower , organic seed

Safflower , organic seed

Carthamus tinctorius)

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Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant in the family Asteraceae. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds and was used by the early Spanish colonies along the Rio Grande as a substitute for saffron. The thistle-like Safflower is suitable for cutting and drying. This plant has prickly leaves. The flowers change color from yellow through orange to red. Safflower cannot be transplanted. Safflower is a thistle-like plant with somewhat prickly leaves and flowers that turn from yellow to red. Suitable for use as both cut and dried flowers.

 Plants are 30 to 150 cm (12 to 59 in) tall with globular flower heads having yellow, orange, or red flowers. Each branch will usually have from one to five flower heads containing 15 to 20 seeds per head. Safflower is native to arid environments having seasonal rain. It grows a deep taproot which enables it to thrive in such environments.

Packet 10 seeds