Safflower

Carthamus tinctorius

  • Safflower
  • Safflower
  • Flower name
    Safflower
  • Scientific name
    Carthamus tinctorius
  • AliasCarthamus tinctorius, Safflower, 末摘花
  • Place of originEthiopia
  • Place of floweringCut flowers, flower arrangement, Field
  • Flowering seasonJune, July

What is Safflower

Safflower (Scientific name: Carthamus tinctorius) is native to Ethiopia and is an annual herb of the Asteraceae family. It is well-branched and has 15-20 head flowers on their tips. Head flowers consist only of tubular flowers and are initially yellow but orange and red. It is mainly grown to take vegetable oil from the seeds.
Flower language is "make-up" "dress".

Common name: safflower, scientific name: Carthamus tinctorius, aka: scaly flower, origin: Ethiopia, grass: 30 to 100 cm , Leaf shape: Oval or ovular lanceolate, Flora: Alteration, Leaf color: Deep green, Flowering stage: June to July, Corolla: Flower consisting of tubular flowers, Flower diameter: 2.5-4 cm, Flower color: Yellow → orange → red, fruit type: fruit, fruit color: white, fruit type: oval, use: vegetable oil, dye, rouge, herbal medicine, cut flowers, vegetables.


  • Order
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Carthamus
  • Species
    C. tinctorius
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeannual plant
  • Flower colorsOrange
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.5 ~ 4.0 cm

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