Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Wand Mullein - Verbascum virgatum   Stokes
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DistributionA single collection is known: Moore County, sandy roadside, 1 mile S of Aberdeen on US 15-501, 25 June 1956, Ahles and Bell 15377 (NCU). Recently photographed at the Wright Brothers memorial in Dare County (on iNaturalist), and observed along US 1 in Richmond County in the Hoffman area.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. scattered in the East and the West, absent from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain states.
AbundanceVery rare, but increasing in the southern Sandhills.
HabitatDry sandy roadsides.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-June.
IdentificationThis mullein has non-tomentose leaves and stems, but these are densely stipitate-glandular. The inflorescence is very long and slender, and can be branched. The large yellow flowers are scattered on the stem, not densely packed, and somewhat resemble those of Moth Mullein (V. blattaria), except that the flowers are always yellow in this species.
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