Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

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There are all kinds of mulleins/verbascums but this one is my favourite, a monster of a plant that can thrive in some of the driest and poorest soils under a punishing sun. I know this firsthand observing the mullein that volunteered to inhabit the street garden and not only survived but successfully reproduced.

The possibility of Bill C-51 going though has made me a little bit wary of writing about the medicinal usage of plants like mullein, however if you’re interested there’s lots of information about it elsewhere. The flowers and leaves are okay but do not eat the seeds.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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One thought on “Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

  1. Hi Gayla. Found your website in stumble. Love it. will paste ur link in my blog.
    keep up your good effort on helping us on gardening issues and also sharing your experience and joy.

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