Plant ID forum: Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

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sarabelle
Jun 19, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Does anyone know what this is?????
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kylaluaz
Jun 19, 2015 6:26 PM CST
It looks like some kind of mullein, Verbascum, but I don't know what kind precisely. I'm not aware of one that grows that tall, either, so I might very well be wrong in my guess! Quite a statuesque plant there. Smiling
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plantladylin
Jun 19, 2015 6:49 PM CST
Looks a lot like Dense Mullein (Verbascum densiflorum) which can grow 4 to 5 feet and the flower stalks grow tall too.

Nice photo here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbascum_densiflorum
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lauribob
Jun 19, 2015 9:31 PM CST
It looks a lot like the common mullein we have around here. V. thapsus.
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bamira
Jun 20, 2015 2:21 AM CST
lauribob said:It looks a lot like the common mullein we have around here. V. thapsus.

I agree I agree, the flowers are very small, maximum 1 inch
Verbascum phlomoides or Verbascum densiflorum the flowers have large 2 inch I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Jun 20, 2015 4:51 AM CST
Yes, Verbascum thapsus.

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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2015 6:51 AM CST
You guys are good! Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
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Bubbles
Jun 20, 2015 9:17 AM CST
And you (and your neighbors) will have many,many more of those if the seeds blow away! Rolling my eyes.
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kidfishing
Jun 20, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Bubbles said:And you (and your neighbors) will have many,many more of those if the seeds blow away! Rolling my eyes.


Yes! We have a whole pasture full of em!
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Seedfork
Jun 20, 2015 10:10 AM CST
sarabelle
Welcome, I am not much good at identifying plants, but as you can tell there are some folks on here that are very good at it.

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