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Verbascum thapsus

Common Name(s):
Common mullein, Woolly mullein
Categories:
Herbs, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Introduced from Europe

Season:
Summer, fall
Height:
1-5 ft.
Foliage:
4 to 12 in. elliptical leaves are pointed at both ends and taper to a winged stalk; stems and leaves are densely covered with with woolly hairs; the first year the plant produces a large rosette of grayish green, flannel-like leaves; the second year it sends up a wand-like leaf stalk
Flower:
Dense cylindrical flower cluster; .7 in., 5-lobed yellow corolla
Site:
Average to well-drained soil; sun; fields, roadsides, waste places
Life Cycle:
Perennial or biennial
Tags:
sun, summer, yellow, herb, wildflower, perennial, fall, white, gray

NCCES plant id: 2779

Verbascum thapsus Verbascum thapsus
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Verbascum thapsus Verbascum thapsus
Charles de Mille Isles, CC BY - 4.0
Verbascum thapsus Verbascum thapsus
Frank Mayfield, CC BY-SA - 4.0