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mad·der

(mad'ĕr),
1. The dried and powdered root of Rubia tinctorum (family Rubiaceae); it contains several glycosides that produce the red dyes alizarin and purpurin on fermentation. When madder (or alizarin) is fed to young animals, the calcium in newly deposited bone salt, hydroxyapatite, is stained red.
2. Any dye obtained from plants of the madder family (Rubiaceae).
Synonym(s): Turkey red
[A.S. maedere]

madder

(măd′ĕr)
Root of the plant Rubia tinctorum, a source of the red dye alizarin.
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A close relative of Northern Bedstraw is Sweet Scented Bedstraw.
Best plants in "nature's fridge." Subterraneans (A): arrowhead; biennial first-year roots (B); cattail; chicory; dandelion; day lily; Jerusalem artichoke; sedum; sweetflag; thistle Needle boughs: non-toxic evergreen trees (C,T) Lichen: reindeer moss Leaves: bedstraw; brooklime; chickweed; Labrador tea; partridgeberry (T); watercress; wintercress; wintergreen (T) Fruits: barberry; bearberry; cranberry; crowberry; highbush cranberry; juniper; mountain ash; nannyberry; persimmon; rosehip; sumac; wild apple Seeds/Nuts: acorns; dock; plantain Sap (D): maple; birch Inner bark (D): edible evergreen trees (C) Key: Italics: excellent color, taste, and texture, according to personal preference and other wildcrafters' consensus.
Northern bedstraw. Along the way the group sketched abandoned cabins and admired empty fuel barrels on the airstrip.
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), violets (Viola spp.), and bedstraw (Galium aparine) are also abundant.
A Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum), which, according to legend, was used as a bed on which the Virgin Mary rested, gives a good yellow color, and, as a yellow dye, it has often been used in certain cultures to produce the golden color so sought after in hair.
LOWER MINNETTS FIELD 1 hectare This small grassland reserve is an open oasis among the dark, dense woodlands that border it, with over 60 species of plants like bright white Oxeye Daisies, rich yellow Agrimony, Cowslip and Lady's Bedstraw.
Roedd pennau'r gweiriau'n llawn hadau ac yn chwifio'n ysgafn yn haul ac awel y bore, ac yn gymysg a'r gweiriau roedd y briwydd felen (Galium verum; Lady's bedstraw).
Galium aparine L.; Cleavers, annual bedstraw, sticky-willy; Upland woods; Abundant and widespread; C = 1; BSUH 17869.
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