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Verbascum thapsus L.
common mullein

       
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Photo of Verbascum thapsus L.
Brother Alfred Brousseau. Courtesy of St. Mary's College of California. ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements. Any use of copyrighted images requires notification of the copyright holder.
 
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Images:
Verbascum thapsus L.

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Distribution:
Verbascum thapsus L.

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Distribution Map Legend

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:

USA (AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK), DEN (GL)
 

Related Taxa:
Verbascum thapsus L.

View 91 genera in Scrophulariaceae, 18 species in Verbascum
 

Classification:
Verbascum thapsus L.

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Scrophulariales
Family Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Genus Verbascum L. – mullein
Species Verbascum thapsus L. – common mullein
 

Noxious Weed Information:
Verbascum thapsus L.

This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds.

Colorado:
common mullein              C list (noxious weeds)
Hawaii:
mullein              Noxious weed
 

U.S. Weed Information:
Verbascum thapsus L.

big taper
common mullein
flannel plant
velvet dock
velvet plant
woolly mullein

This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below. This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.

STATE        Assorted authors. 200_. State noxious weed lists for 46 states. State agriculture or natural resource departments.
Cal-IPC        California Invasive Plant Council. 2006. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council. Berkeley, California.
HEAR        USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station. Makawao, Hawaii.
KY        Haragan, P.D. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide. The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST        Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal, & J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP        Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe, & M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains. Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SEEPPC        Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council. 1996. Invasive exotic pest plants in Tennessee (19 October 1999). Research Committee of the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council. Tennessee.
SWSS        Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM. Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WI        Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns (eds.). 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources. Madison, Wisconsin.
WSWS        Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al. 1996. Weeds of the West. Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.
 

Introduced Information:
Verbascum thapsus L.

This plant is introduced to some part of the PLANTS Floristic Area, though it may be native in other parts. Click on link below for a partial or complete list of PFA introduced plants.

Scientific Name= A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | all
Common Name= A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | all
 

More Accounts and Images:
Verbascum thapsus L.

View photographs from CalPhotos.

View species account, photographs, and distribution from USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.

View species account from ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).

View taxonomic account from Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) for ITIS Taxonomic Serial Number 33394.

View species account and distribution map from Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley).

View species account from Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn).

View photographs and distribution from University of Tennessee Herbarium.

View photographs and distribution from University of Washington Burke Museum.

View species account and photographs from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium.

 

Related Web Sites:
Verbascum thapsus L.

Arizona: abstract & image of common mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

British Columbia Ag. & Food, Crop Protection Program

NPCI Alien Plant Working Group: abstract & image

The Nature Conservancy: Wildland Weeds Management & Research Program

University of Hawaii Botany Department: Alien Plants of Hawaii

VA-Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

 
 
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