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*Verbascum thapsus Linnaeus ssp. thapsus . Woolly Mullein, Common Mullein, Flannel-plant, Velvet-plant. Phen: May-Sep; Jul-Oct. Hab: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, sometimes weedy on rock outcrops. Dist: Native of Europe.

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Taxonomy Comments: Hybridizing with Verbascum phlomoides when they co-occur, forming Verbascum ×kerneri Borbás.

Synonymy: = FNA17; < Verbascum thapsus L. – Ar, C, F, Fl6, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Pennell (1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: UPL (name change)
  • Midwest: UPL (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (name change)

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Verbascum thapsus, Tallulah River, Below Lake Rabun Dam, Rabun County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Joey Shaw source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷


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