Re: `bong sung a' plant

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 28, 2002 at 05:46:56:

In reply to: `bong sung a' plant posted by Andy Brown on August 28, 2002 at 05:20:27:

: I have heard of a plant called "bong sung a" from Korea that, when
: crushed and left overnight, dyes fingernails bright orange. Does this
: green plant have anything to do with Henna? Does anyone have any
: information about this?

I can go look this up now that you have a name ...
I've been told that the flowers are crushed for color, and that's
inconsistant with henna. Also, I don't think Korea is in a climate
zone to support henna. Henna doesn't cope well when any night
temperatures drop below 60F. I'm looking at a website that says Seoul
has frost in the winter ..... so that would nix henna.

Interesting to find out what sort of natural dye the plant DOES have!


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