Sunny yellows, mellow yellows, golden yellows... The range of yellows is broad and subtle, reflecting the soul's essential joy, optimism, curiosity, lightness and delight. Almost all botanical orders contain Flavonoids, a diverse group of over 6,000 types of phytonutrients, including those responsible for yellow dye colors, primarily the Flavones & Flavonols [and the Anthrocyanins, which make reds & purples].
- The Flavones (Luteotin, Apigenin) the colorants of the traditional dyes: Weld, Saw-wort, Rabbitbrush & Dyer's Broom and the anti-oxidant, colorants in celery, parsley & rutabagas.
- The Flavonols (Quercetin, Kampferol, Morin, Fustin) the colorants of the traditional dyes: Buckthorn, Cotinus, Dyer's Mulberry, Quercitron Oak, Goldenrod, Osage and the colorants of kale, onions, hot peppers, spinach, watercress & rutabagas.