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Jun 24

Common Mullein

Common Mullein [Verbascum thapsus] found near the Silver Leaf Diner, off US Route 11 in DeKalb Junction, New York on 21 June 2013 and at Biltmore Estate on 24 June 2017. It’s a member of the Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family, with it’s distinctive woolly leaves. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 188-189, says that it blooms in summer and fall, and found on roadsides and in fields.

USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=VETH

Common Mullein near Silver Leaf Diner - 21 June 2013

Common Mullein near Silver Leaf Diner – 21 June 2013

Common Mullein (top view) - 21 June 2013

Common Mullein (top view) – 21 June 2013

Common Mullein (Biltmore duo) – 24 June 2017

Common Mullein (zoom out) at Biltmore – 24 June 2017

Common Mullein (Biltmore) – 24 June 2017

 

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