Verbascum thapsus

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Scientific Name Verbascum thapsus USDA PLANTS Symbol
VETH
Common Name Common Mullein ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
33394
Family Scrophulariaceae (Figwort) Texas Invasives Reference
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Description Stiff, erect, coarse, hairy biennial up to 6 feet tall, solitary stem; leaves 4 to 16 inches long mostly clustered at base covered with fine gray hairs, upper leaves smaler; flowers numerous, dense, and crowded along spike 6 to 36 inches long; each flower 1/4 to 1-1/8 inch across, 5 yellow petals, reddish anthers. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi. Texas Status
Introduced
INVASIVE

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