Moth Mullein

Verbascum blattaria

Photo of Moth Mullein
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

A roadside, waste area weed, it is a biennial. The first year it forms a rosette of leaves, and in the second year it sends up a flowering stalk with white or yellow flowers having a colored center ranging from blue to crimson.

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