Jul. 31, 2020

white mullein, Verbascum lychnitis

White mullein? Sometimes it does have white flowers. This yellow one was a happy accident. There was a large flowered mullein by the freeway exit that stopped me. Got some good shots. What I hadn't seen as it zoomed by was this white mullein. These flowers are only about the size of my thumb nail. To have both those introduced mulleins in the same place makes me suspect that freeway may have replaced someone's garden. White mullein has spread to the wild in CT, DE, IA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV, and ON. Washtenaw Co MI, 7/29/20. Figwort family, Scrophulariaceae.