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Common Mullein


Photo by Todd Ratermann
Common Name: Common Mullein
Scientific Name: Verbascum thapsus
Range: throughout
Flowering: July


Common mullein is a biennial species introduced from Europe that can now be found throughout North America.

Common mullein's large, fuzzy leaves were often used as clothing insulation by both Native Americans and pioneers. The leaves have also been used to treat sunburns.



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