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I just put some yellow flowers in water in the microwave ....

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 27, 10 at 12:25

I just put some very striking yellow flowers (Coreopsis) in some water in the microwave for thirty seconds and got a very striking red solution.

I just did it as an an odd, fanciful, capricious thing to do.

That's it. No useful information relate at.


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RE: I just put some yellow flowers in water in the microwave ....

I have Coreopsis. I have a microwave.

I need to try this.


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RE: I just put some yellow flowers in water in the microwave ....

Two different blue flowers - nothing.
Dark maroon hollyhocks - nothing.
Sunflowers - a really attractive very pale lemon lime colored yellow green.
Red and yellow marigolds - pale yellow.

That is all the flowers I have this season. All above are bringing the temperature to near boiling and then letting the water and flower petals stand.


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RE: I just put some yellow flowers in water in the microwave ....

I got nothing with my Coreopsis. Maybe it's a certain variety?


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RE: I just put some yellow flowers in water in the microwave ....

Coreopsis tinctoria is a dye plant.

Genus - Coreopsis
Species - tinctoria

Any species called tinctoria is going to be a dye plant, i.e., Genista tinctoria yields a green color, Indigofera tinctoria yields an indigo color, Rubia tinctorum gives you a red color, etc.

Sorry for my poor explanation.


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