Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower

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50 seeds per pack. An herbaceous annual and one of the world's oldest crops. Safflower plants can grow to several feet and have bright yellow, orange, and/or red flower blooms that make this a popular ornamental. Dyes are made from the beautiful flowers and the seeds contain a cooking oil similar to sunflower oil. The flowers are also sometimes used as an alternative to saffron. An easy and fun to grow annual. #1335