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Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender August 2, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments

Lots of different names Verbascum thapsus is the scientific name of the great or common mullein. Believe it or not it is called Cowboy Toilet Paper in the western USA. I found that very funny but understandable because of the leaves of this great plant are so soft and fuzzy. The light green – grey leaves are covered with hundreds or probably thousands of tiny hair. That is the reason why it is called Hare's-beard at places, but apparently mullein had over 40 different names in the 19th century. Habit Mullein is biennial. The plant itself forms a rosette and flowers only the second year, aka a biennial plant, sometimes referred to as perennial, well you just have to try it. Mullein is native to Asia, Europe and northern Africa. The plant does not like too much competition so y

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