Verbascum blattaria

Moth Mullein

Erect, sometimes branched stem from rosette of leaves. Basal leaves bright green, lance-shaped, to 10 in. long, toothed, with rounded tips, on short petioles; few small stem leaves sessile. Long spike of stalked flowers atop stems. Flowers yellow or white, flat, about 1 in. across, stamen filaments densely coated with purple hairs. Grows in fields, along roads, disturbed places, at low and mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Biennial
  • Height: 12--48 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Coastal, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Disturbed
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Wallowas, Olympic Np, West Gorge, East Gorge, N Cascades Np
  • Native: No