Plant ID forum: Tall yellow weed or flower

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 24, 2013 10:10 PM CST
I hope someone can put a name on this one, which is growing in my veggie garden in Idaho. It was here when I moved in a month ago, and is probably a weed. I have two or three of them, and haven't seen any others. It's a little over 5 feet tall, and the flowers are 1 inch across. The very bottom leaves are about 4 to 5 inches long, and they get shorter toward the top. Any suggestions would be appreciated!







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Natalie
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 24, 2013 10:29 PM CST

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It's Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria).

Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria)
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 24, 2013 10:37 PM CST
Kent, when I saw the name Verbascum, I hit myself in the forehead. Hilarious! It's been driving me nuts. I have grown Verbascum Phoeniceum, which is one of my favorite plants, and I knew that I had seen this same sort of growth on this plant. I just couldn't remember the name. Mine doesn't look exactly like the ones in the photos, but I would say that it is probably the same plant, or very close to it. I'll do my best to get a picture of the entire plant tomorrow. As soon as I took these photos, we had to head to town. It's been pouring down raining since. I'll post an additional photo, since I'm not 100% sure.

Thanks!!!
Natalie
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Jun 24, 2013 10:38 PM CST
Never mind. I'm totally convinced. I found some additional photos online that look just like mine.

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Natalie

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