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Plant Details

Verbascum thapsus

Common Mullein

Scientific Name:

Verbascum thapsus

Common Name:

Common Mullein

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Alien

Invasive Status:

Watch List A - Naturalize and may become a problem (*)

Type:

Biennial

Size in Feet:

1 to 5 feet

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic to sub-xeric (*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August, September - October - November

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

State Rank:

S4 - 100-1000 Extant Populations - Apparently secure in NC, with many occurrences (*)

Notes:

Introduced from Europe

Plants

image

Black Mountain, mid June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Bloom Stalk

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Black Mountain, mid June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Buds and Bloom

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Black Mountain, mid June 2002
© MB Baumeister

Plant with Multiple Bloom Stalks

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Black Mountain, July 2002
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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