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Isatis glauca is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Steppe and fallow fields, 800 - 1750 metres in Turkey[
Prefers a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[
A blue dye is obtained from the leaves[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ or in an outdoor seedbed[
If seed is in short supply then it might be better to sow it in a cold frame in the spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and plant out in early summer.
Division in spring[