Woods cabbage?

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Date Photo Taken: April 13, 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: staci


This plant was growing in the shade alongside a path in the Old 4th Ward. It has long leaves like a magnolia but they’re a little fuzzy and it also looks like a cabbage in the way that it unfolds.

We’re looking for native shade plants for our backyard and thought this was pretty. Any idea what it is and if it can be purchased in this area?



  1. buck Unregistered says:

    This appears to be common mullein (Verbascum thapsus). I bet that if you went onto eBay and searched for seeds, you could find some. It is a biennial and likes sun.

    April 18th, 2012 at 6:45 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Possibly common mullen. http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/vesth.htm

    April 18th, 2012 at 7:39 pm
  3. Staci Unregistered says:

    I think that’s it — thank you!!

    April 19th, 2012 at 11:12 am

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