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Verbascum phlomoides

Molène faux phlomis
Orange Mullein

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

30 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

1.2 m

Description

Phlomoides’ means ‘phlomis-like’. In the first year the leaves form a basal rosette. In the second year the flower stalk appears, becoming densely packed with flowers.

Flowers

Flowers are yellow with 5 petals, 5 orange stamens; the upper 3 stamens have whitish-yellow hairy filaments.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal rosette: large, oval to long, wider in the middle, pointed.
Upper leaves: narrower, pointed, alternate on the stem, serrated, mid-green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: round.

Medical

Leaves, flowers and root: act as an expectorant, have a calming effect and were used to treat a dry cough.

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