Weeds

Mullein, Common

Mullein, Common
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Common Mullein is a biennial weed that may reach as much as 7 feet in height with large wooly leaves and a long spike with showy yellow flowers. First true leaves have soft hairs and are oval with slightly wavy margins. Subsequent leaves are also densely hairy and have more wavy margins. Leaves initially develop as a rosette during the first year of growth and then occur alternately along the flowering stem during the second year of growth. All leaves are covered in hairs to the point that leaves are most often described as wooly. Rosette leaves are oblong ranging from 6 to 18n inches in length.