Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Verbascum blattaria L.
Verbascum: corrupted form of Barbascum, the ancient Latin name for this plant
blattaria: from the Latin name blatta for "moth" or "of cockroaches"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, biennial, 1'-3' tall forb with unbranched, glandular hairs|
|Flower: ||yellow to white, 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 long, loose cluster with one stalked flower per node; blooms June-Oct.|
|Leaf:||first year a basal rosette then alternate, more or less toothed, stalkless, not extending down the stem|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|