Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus LinnaeusNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Great Mullein, Verbascum thapsus thapsus.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Scrophulariales   >   Family Scrophulariaceae   >   Genus Verbascum   

Status:

"Naturalized from Europe; throughout eastern United States" (Reed, 1964).

There are 464 records in the project database.

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Common Mullein blooming in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/10/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/13/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Common Mullein blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/19/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Common Mullein blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Howard Co., Maryland (6/19/2011). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

The velvety basal leaves of Common Mullein in Worcester Co., Maryland (2/23/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Mullein growing in Kent Co., Maryland (3/27/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Common Mullein growing in Kent Co., Maryland (4/22/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Common Mullein growing in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/26/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Common Mullein growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/22/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Common Mullein, remnant winter stalk, in Washington Co., Maryland (3/10/2016). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Common Mullein seed stalk in Harford Co., Maryland (4/17/2018). Photo by Austin Jennings. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/2/2016). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/2/2016). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/4/2019). (c) Steve Dudrow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Steve Dudrow via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/25/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/25/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Common Mullein in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (2/18/2017). Photo by Maren Gimpel. (MBP list)


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