Moth Mullein

Wildflowers Found in Oregon

Moth Mullein

Verbascum blattaria - Common, all summer, biennial, 1-4 ft. Erect, sometimes branched stem from rosette of leaves. Basal leaves bright green, lance-shaped to 10 in. long, toothed with rounded tips, on short petioles; few small stem leaves sessile. Long spike of stalked flowers atop stems. Flowers yellow or white, flat, about 1 in. across, stamen filaments densely coated with purple hairs. Grows in fields, along roads, disturbed places, at low and mud elevations. Nonnative.

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