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Desktop Technology Specialist David Levine

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus
Snapdragon Scrophulariaceae family


Leaves: Soft velvety, oblong leaves. Sometimes slightly toothed.

Flowers: Dense spike of yellow flowers and clublike head 3/4-1 inch long. Regular flowers with five petals. A perennial plant, it appears as a basal rosette one year, and flowers the next year.

Form/Habitat: Often found near fields and roadsides, very common June-August. 2 - 6' tall.

NWI Status: Upland

Interesting Fact: Preperations made from the leaves and flowers are used to treat coughs and various bronchial conditions.

Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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