Alkanet Root


Alkanna tinctoria     (photo from Wikipedia)                                                                                                                                                           Dried alkanet root


Alkanet RootAlkanna tinctoria or Anchusa officinalis, related plants of the Boraginaceae family, whose root, when infused in a solution of turpentine and/or linseed oil makes a reddish stain favored by the London gun trade to impart an underlying reddish hue to fine gun stocks.

Purdey shotgun stock; wood color enhanced with alkanet root.


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