Mullein, Moth

Verbascum blatteria
A 2-5' plant with a simple stem. The alternate leaves are sessile, broad-based and coarsely toothed and are quite small on the upper stem. The 1" flowers are in a slender terminal raceme and the stem and flower stalks are hairy. The corolla is yellow, or white with a bluish base, and has 5 roundish, somewhat unequal petals. The filaments of the stamens are wooly with violet hairs. There are 5 sepals with flaring tips. The flower buds are button-like and the nut-like 1/4" seeds are brown. Blooms June- November in fields, roadsides, waste places.