Botany Blog Plants of the Northeastern U.S.

June 4, 2010


Filed under: Naturalized Plants — admin @ 00:24

Below is a composite image of Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus). This species has naturalized throughout most of temperate North America and typically occurs in disturbed areas. It is a biennial, most easily recognized by the low rosette of densely fuzzy leaves in the fall of the first year or spring of the second year. By summer of the second growing season it sends up a tall, dense spike of yellow flowers. Mature flowering stems can reach 2 meters in height.

 Common Mullein

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