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Verbascum thapsus

La molėne bouillon blanc
Mullein

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

25-30 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

2 m

Description

Not branched, one solid stalk. In the first year it forms a basal rosette. In the second year it produces the flower stalk, even more densely packed with flowers than other Verbascums.

The stem was once used as a taper, first dried, then dipped in tallow.

Flowers

Flowers yellow, largish, prominent stamens.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves: oval to long, wider in the middle, woolly, blunt, sometimes serrated or undulated, grey-green.
Upper leaves: smaller and narrower.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: round.

Medical

Leaves: act as an expectorant, calming, to treat a dry cough. The most used of all Verbascums.

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