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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Other )
Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae)

Great Mullein
Verbascum thapsus

Season: June to August
Habitat:
 Disturbed Ground
Height:
 40-200 cm

Description: The great mullein is difficult to confuse with any other plant in the mountains. More common on dry western slope hillsides, it is tall, up to 2 metres, with a narrow terminal spike of yellow flowers. The entire plant is covered with a short, white down. The clasping leaves form a basal rosette, with some narrow, downy leaves forming an alternate arrangement along the stem (becoming shorter as they move higher up the stem).

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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