Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1594

Forb
Perennial/Biennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon GA Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate
Cauline leaves are sessile.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow/White
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
5-parted 2-lipped rotate corolla
5 fertile exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbascum blattaria   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbascum blattaria   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-12-001:
Verbascum blattaria   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Moth Mullein