*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.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • 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