Verbascum thapsus

Common Name:  Common Mullein

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habit--Verbascum thapsus, or mullein, is an herbaceous perennial native to Europe developing inflorescence

inflorescence, with a few flowers--do you see how hairy the calyx on each flower is? basal rosette of leaves, in Winter--mullein spends the winters as a whorl of leaves
leaf underside--what kind of venation is present? leaf surface closeup, showing the mass of velvety hairs that make mullein soft to the touch!