Reseda. Luteola (from resedo, to calm, it being supposed to possess sedative properties). - Family, Mignonette. Color, dull, greenish yellow. Calyx, 4-parted. Corolla of 4 petals. The upper one 3 to 5 times cut, the 2 side-petals 3-divided, the lower one entire. Stamens numerous on a fleshy disk The small //<< grow in long, narrow, stiff spikes. Leaves, alternate, lance-shaped, with glands in place of stipules.

A roadside plant, but not very common. Height, 2 Used for dyeing yellow. The fragrant mignonette of our gardens is reseda odorata.