*Verbascum virgatum

Family Scrophulariaceae

Twiggy Mullein, Green Mullein

Biennial herb 1 2 m high, longevity to 2 years.

Flowers: Yellow with purple centre, November March.

Fruit: Hairy capsule 5 8 mm long, with numerous seeds, November March.

Seed:

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Native of Western Europe.
  • Weed of disturbed sites and roadsides.
  • Uncommon weed at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Verbascum virgatum plant

Verbascum virgatum flower

Verbascum virgatum fruit