Wild Madder near the base of the Cliff below Hopes Point.
"Rubia Peregrina" - A vigorous and evergreen perennial that may be found
and also at coastal locations as it is resistant to wind and salt spray.
Its stems often bear numerous prickles, these prickles help them clamber
up and over plants.
The evergreen leaves are glossy, leathery, oval-lanceolate and toothed on
They are arranged in whorls, usually with five or more leaves
radiating from a single node.
The madders were used traditionally for many centuries in the making of various dyes.
The long roots of the madders are particularly rich in these dyes and were
used with materials such as leather and wool.
Wild Madder provides a subtle, rose-pink dye.
Location: SX 9471 6332