Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3343

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare [but expanding its range???]

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate
Middle to upper stem leaves sessile to auriculate-clasping

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals
5-parted 2-lipped rotate corolla
5 fertile exserted stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Verbascum phlomoides   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbascum phlomoides   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-12-004:
Verbascum phlomoides   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Clasping Mullein, Orange Mullein


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image of Verbascum phlomoides, Clasping Mullein, Orange Mullein

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_veph_001_lvd

        

image of Verbascum phlomoides, Clasping Mullein, Orange Mullein

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_v_phlomoides1

April        NC

Leaves densely tomentose; basal and lower stem leaves distinctly petiolate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Verbascum phlomoides, Clasping Mullein, Orange Mullein

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_v_phlomoides2

May        NC

Middle to upper stem leaves sessile to clasping, slightly or not decurrent, per Weakley's Flora (2020).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Clasping Mullein, Moth Mullein, Wand Mullein, and Woolly Mullein

image of Verbascum phlomoides, Clasping Mullein, Orange Mullein

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_v_phlomoides3

May        NC

Similar to V. thaspus, but often branched and the inflorescence interrupted, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Verbascum phlomoides, Clasping Mullein, Orange Mullein

Will Stuart    wil_vphlomoides_habit8092

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Apparently a newly emerging invasive - on the cusp of a range expansion near you?