Aug. 1, 2020

denseflower mullein, Verbascum densiflorum

You're right! This is the image from yesterday's blog. It's now correctly identified. See those red anthers attached to the side of their filament? An important clue! Denseflower has much the same story as that other mullein. Large flowers that have it in gardens, and escaping to the wild. It's a European, but English gardeners at one point strangely believed it came from here. Fake news! Just like my ID yesterday. Denseflower mullein has been reported from IA, MA, MI, and WI. Washtenaw Co MI, 7/29/20. Figwort family, Scrophulariaceae.