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Taxon: Isatis tinctoria L.

Genus: Isatis
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Isatideae
Nomen number: 20462
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:670. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 15-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ*°, CA*, CO*°, ID*°, MT*°, NM*, NV*, OR*°, UT*°, WA*°, WY*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • dyer's woad   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • woad   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • song lan   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • pastel des teinturiers   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • teinturière   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Färberwaid   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • daecheong   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • pastel-dos-tintureiros   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • hierba pastel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • vejde   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide F Pak)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of radish   (based on a record of hybridization with Raphanus sativus by protoplast fusion fide Pl Cell Rep 27:874. 2008)
  • Materials: lipids   (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff   (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Morocco
    Western Asia: Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China - Fujian, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu [n.]; Korea
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland [s.]; Sweden [s.]
    Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Slovakia
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Russian Federation - European part [s.w.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [e.?]; Spain

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Europe: Norway; United Kingdom - England
    Middle Europe: Czech Republic
    East Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part
    Southwestern Europe: France
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - New York, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Missouri
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Nevada, Utah
    Southern South America: Chile




Check other web resources for Isatis tinctoria L.:


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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (28 November 2015)

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