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Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.)

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Height: 2 to 6 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Montour Trail
Date:  7/9/2016
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Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist