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Common Mullein (B) — Verbascum thapsus — Family: Scrophulariaceae — Figwort

© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
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Large oblong densely-hairy leaves growing from a rosette in the first year. Leaves have alternate arrangement in second year. Mullein is commonly found in headlands and boundary areas. Very characteristic flower stalk in second year; can reach six (6) feet tall with yellow flowers on the upper two-thirds of the terminal spike.