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Verbascum thapsus, Common Mullein

Scientific name:  Verbascum thapsus
Common name:  Common Mullein
Family:  Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family
Flower color:  Yellow
Flowering:  June - September

Verbascum thapsus, Common Mullein


Derivation of the botanical name:
Verbascum, mullein; corrupted form of barbascum, from the Latin barba (a beard), in allusion to the shaggy foliage; the ancient Latin name for this plant.
thapsus, from the Island of Thapsos, an offshore island in eastern Sicily.

Verbascum thapsus, Common Mullein


Verbascum thapsus, Common Mullein


Verbascum thapsus, Common Mullein


 
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