Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Moth Mullein - Verbascum blattaria   L.
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DistributionThroughout the state, with a curious gap in the western and central Coastal Plain. It probably will be filled eventually. First collected in 1891 in Orange County.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. throughout the U.S. and much of southern Canada.
AbundanceFrequent in the Mountains and Piedmont. Uncommon in the Sandhills and most of the Coastal Plain, but can be locally numerous in this last region.
HabitatRoadsides, waste places, disturbed soil, cropfields, meadows, fields, border of brackish marsh.
PhenologyFlowering May-June.
IdentificationThis mullein has a very erect and essentially unbranched stem reaching 2-3 feet tall. Its long inflorescence -- a narrow raceme -- is widely interrupted the whole length. The flowers are large and white, rarely yellow.
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B.A. SorriePiedmont, Iredell soil area S of Carbonton, June 2015. MoorePhoto_non_natural
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