Scientific Name: Carthamus tinctorius
Common Name: Safflower
Other Common Names:
Alazor, Azafran, Beni-Bana,
E'Sfer, False Saffron, Habb Et Quirthim, Huang Lan, Hung Hua, Hung Lan Hua,
Kasumba, Kesumba, Qurtum, Saffloer, Safflower, Yao Hua
Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 5-9
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 25
Notes: Seeds make good cooking oil. Plants make good yellow and red dyes. Use as a saffron substitute.
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS. (False Saffron) Important source of good quality cooking oil, and yellow or red dyes. Thistlelike flowerheads colour silk, wool, rouge and are used as a saffron substitute in rice dishes.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.