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Mullein

Verbascum xanthophoeniceum

Description:

Rare small plant that grows in deciduous forests of N. Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey. Yellow flowers with purple-violet hairy filaments. Leaf rosettes flat on the ground, with dark green and purple tinged leaves that are deeply veined and almost glabrous (see 6th photo).

Habitat:

Small clearing in oak forest (altitude 1000 m.).

Notes:

The plant is traditionally used as phytotherapeutic agent due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in phenylethanoid andiridoid metabolites with anti-inflammatory properties.

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KostasZontanos

Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Ηπείρου - Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Spotted on Apr 29, 2016
Submitted on May 10, 2016

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