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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