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Mullein

Verbascum thapsus

Description:

Velvety pale green plant, 2-3" across and growing out of the concrete.

Habitat:

Parking lot near a lake.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina Stachys byzantina
Mullein
Verbascum thapsus


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4 Comments

Kate & Chris
Kate & Chris 9 years ago

I think you're both right about the Mullein; Lamb's Ear is more like silver velvet and this is just....fuzzy. :-)

jamerbean
jamerbean 9 years ago

I saw lamb's ear elsewhere in the garden and it looked a bit paler than this did, I think it's mullein like dennisecupp suggested.

dennisecupp
dennisecupp 9 years ago

Mullein for sure. A common invasive from Eurasia.

Kate & Chris
Kate & Chris 9 years ago

I think it might be Lamb's Ear--check out the pics of the foliage at the bottom of the link I posted for the ID suggestion and let me know what you think.

jamerbean
Spotted by
jamerbean

New York, New York, USA

Spotted on Mar 20, 2011
Submitted on Mar 20, 2011

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