Moth Mullein
Verbascum blattaria

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort or Snapdragon) Family

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial. Preferred habitat is roadsides, waste sites, woodland edges, fields and prairies. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are basal rosettes and alternate, consisting of one whole part, clasping, lance-like to oblong, with margins toothed.

Flowers are in a raceme; nearly symmetrical. Calyx is lobed; corolla is wheel-like; five lobed; yellow or white; five stamens that extend beyond the corolla and appears like a moth’s head. Flowers occur in the spring and early summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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