Plant ID forum: Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria)

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 14, 2015 7:29 AM CST
But nothing seems to pop from the weed ID web tools.

summer annual, erect, tap root, basil with leaves on the flower stems...

actually, a great looking wildflower (weed).


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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 14, 2015 7:35 AM CST
First thing that comes to mind is some kind of verbascum
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2015 7:44 AM CST
I agree with Jennifer, maybe Verbascum blattaria:

http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Verbascum%20blatta...
Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria)
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2015 7:46 AM CST
And, it is found in Michigan:

http://www.cpa.msu.edu/beal/plantofweek/plants/verbascum_bla...
http://michiganflora.net/images.aspx?id=2678
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2015 7:50 AM CST
Two more Verbascum that are found in Michigan:

Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2682

Woolly Mullein (Verbascum phlomoides)
http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2681
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 14, 2015 9:06 AM CST
Yes indeed, looks like Verbascum blattaria.

thanks.

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