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Black Mullein

Verbascum nigrum


I was just cleaning my archives in a vain hope to clear it up thoroughly, and came across this one, a very common summer flower in our counties and a spotting from last year. This Mullein is hardy perennial, producing a basal rosette of large dark green leaves, and a flowering stems a 1m tall and covered in tightly packed yellow five-petaled flowers.


Shores of an montane lake, in ruins of an ancient "ice factory"; today a monument. Lake is surrounded by a mixed forest, and is located at feet of steep slopes of Jura mountains.


As an infusion, leaves are used for the treatment of various respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, asthma and throat irritations.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Les Neyrolles, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Aug 28, 2020
Submitted on Mar 18, 2021

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