Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. January 2018.
Scientific name: Verbascum thapsus L.
Common name(s): common mullein, great mullein
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-can grow to 6 feet in height
– generally flowers July to September in ME
-meadows and fields
-native to Eurasia and Africa
-introduced for fish poison
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Go Botany. “Verbascum Thapsus L.” Verbascum Thapsus (Common Mullein): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/verbascum/thapsus/.