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08/09/2009 Mullein

 

Common Mullein - Verbascum thapsus

Common Mullein - Verbascum thapsus

Moth Mullein - Verbascum blattaria

Moth Mullein - Verbascum blattaria

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.

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