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Moth Mullein - Verbascum blattaria


Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family Genus Common Name: Mullein Native Status: IntroducedDicot Biennial Herb
Verbascum blattaria - Moth Mullein. Another mullein with showy yellow (or white) flowers that you'll frequently see along roadsides throughout most of the United States.

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AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV

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Distribution of Verbascum blattaria in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 26 May 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-June-06Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Moth Mullein's yellow or white blossom has reddish-purple and white glandular hairs in the center. The 5-petaled blossom is around 1" across.
Verbascum blattaria

Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-June-06Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Moth mullein has glandular hairs on the stem of the flower spike, extending out the pedicel to the blossom itself.
Verbascum blattaria

Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-June-06Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria) has an open flower spike terminating the plant stem.
Verbascum blattaria

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