Reseda lutea, the yellow mignonette[1] or wild mignonette,[2] is a species of fragrant herbaceous flowering plant. Its leaves and flowers have been used to make a yellow dye called "weld" since the first millennium BC, although the related plant Reseda luteola was more widely used for that purpose.

Reseda lutea
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Resedaceae
Genus: Reseda
R. lutea
Binomial name
Reseda lutea
Reseda lutea - MHNT

A native of Eurasia and North Africa, the plant is present on other continents as an introduced species and a common weed. In Australia it is a noxious weed and pest of agricultural crops.

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  1. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Reseda lutea". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ David Chapman (2008). Exploring the Cornish Coast. Penzance: Alison Hodge. p. 43. ISBN 9780906720561.

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