Photographer: Robert R. Kowal
Verbascum phlomoides L.
clasping mullein, orange mullein
Verbascum: corrupted form of Barbascum, the ancient Latin name for this plant
phlomoides: like Phlomis which is Greek for "plant"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, biennial, 2'-4'+ tall forb with branching hairs and no glands|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, nearly regular in shape, the 3 lower lobes slightly longer than the upper 2, 5 stamens; inflorescence a dense, spike-like cluster becoming more open with time; blooms July-Oct.|
|Leaf:||first year a basal rosette then becoming alternate, toothed, hairy on both sides, stalkless, mostly not extending down the stem|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|