One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bushy yellow-flowered Eurasian plant of the pea family, which has become naturalized in North America. The flowers were formerly used to make a yellow or green dye.
Genista tinctoria, family Leguminosae
- ‘A visit to the reserve in the summer is recommended as this is when the grassland flowers are at their best, including dyer's greenweed, pepper-saxifrage, oxeye daisy and corky-fruited water-dropwort.’
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