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The Schminckwurz is a hardy, herbaceous plant from the borage family. Alkanna is mainly native to southern Europe and North Africa. It reaches a growth height of up to 100cm. Alkanna tuberculata produces purple to blue flowers. The flowering time is June to October.
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The make-up root is a dyeing plant known for centuries, with which violet tones can be produced on textiles. However, the plant has also been widely used to dye cosmetics.
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Alkanna tuberculata is the parent plant of Radix alkannae, the dyer's weed root.