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Common Mullein

Verbascum thapsus


Hairy-leaved plant with tall stems reaching well over 5 feet. Small yellow flowers clustered thickly on stems. Native to the Old World, but well-established in the new.


This plant found alongside an Ohio lake in disturbed ground. Likes well-drained soils on disturbed sites. Found around the world, but flowers best when it receives a winter dormancy period.


Research indicates the plants should have only one flower stalk, but this appeared to have many. Possibly several plants clustered closely together. Seeds of plant are a piscicide (toxic to fish).

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p.young713 12 years ago

Good close ups!

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Columbus, Ohio

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Jul 23, 2011

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