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What is this?

Posted by jillcatt 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 26, 14 at 18:05

Can anyone identify this plant that has randomly appeared in my yard? I'm guessing a bird dropped a seed. It's about 4 1/2 feet tall, with yellow flowers beginning to open on the top stalk and fuzzy leaves, kind of like lambs' ears. Thanks!


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RE: What is this?

Mullein/Verbascum


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RE: What is this?

a horrible weed in my garden...

and your too next year.. if you let it seed ...

ken

PS: pretty cool.. but dont let it seed ..


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RE: What is this?

If you like birds, you might want to keep it! I don't find that it is bad for reseeding in my garden - and it is pretty cool, as Ken says!

Here is a link that might be useful: benefit of mullein


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RE: What is this?

Thx ottawavalley; I didn't know it until now that birds use this stuff. I just happen to like common mullein.


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RE: What is this?

It's been a spring ritual for a few years to find a mullein volunteering somewhere in a garden bed. Never planted one, and there is never more than one volunteer a year and it comes up the next year someplace quite a distance from the previous year. I haven't found it yet this year. I like them.


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RE: What is this?

Butterflies luv this wildflower! The flowers smell nice, too. I wouldn't pull it out of my garden....


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RE: What is this?

Verbascum thapsus - yes, it self seeds but it is no trouble to uproot if it puts itself where you don't want it. Not a horrible weed in my book. it's hardly going to spoil the area in the OPs garden there.


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