Verbascum blattaria
moth mullein

Verbascum blattaria

Agalinis maritima
Verbascum blattaria
Top photo courtesy Renee Brecht; bottom photo WikiCommons
Britton & Brown Line Drawing
Botanical name: Verbascum blattaria
Common name: moth mullein
Group: dicot
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: biennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: 2 - 4'
Foliage: alternate, leaves toothed or lobed, smooth, largest leaves longer than wide
Flower: 1" across; yellow or white with reddish-purple stamens, in a spike; 5 deep, slightly irregular lobes
Flowering time: June to October
Habitat: fields, roadsides, waste places
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a