USWildflowers Daily Plant 12/07/2011
Photo from 6/6/2009. Location: Walker County, GA
Moth Mullein, an introduced species. For more information go to the Verbascum blattaria detail page.
Mullein isn’t native to the United States, but there are eighteen species that grow wild in the USA. Two of those species are presented here, and this non-native plant is now so widespread that Moth Mullein is found in every state except Alaska and Wyoming, and Common Mullein is found in every state in the union. You’ve seen these, I’m sure, along the roadsides where they are typically found with both of these species growing several feet tall, each with a tall stem terminating in a spike of small, showy yellow flowers.