Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1595

Forb
Biennial

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

Common

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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun ...Variable ...Dry

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbascum thapsus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-12-003:
Verbascum thapsus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Mullein, Common Mullein, Flannel-plant, Velvet-plant