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Plant Details

Verbascum thapsus

Common Mullein, Flannel-plant, Woolly Mullein, Velvet-plant

Scientific Name:

Verbascum thapsus

Common Name:

Common Mullein, Flannel-plant, Woolly Mullein, Velvet-plant

Plant Family

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

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)

Habitat Description:

Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, sometimes weedy on rock outcrops; common non-native throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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

GoBotany
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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