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    06 / 14 / 2013

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    Robert Ladd


This large leaf plant started growing in in front yard island in early April. It is almost 3 feet high and wide. The leaves are very large, thick and kind of “fuzzy.” The second picture shows a head about to bloom…


  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    I’m with stone on that one, which is why I made the somewhat snarkly comment. I think it looks great there, but your opinion might differ.

    June 17th, 2013 at 10:06am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Some of us grow mullien on purpose, other people like hortiphoto consider it a weed. It looks gorgeous in that large bare area, and I would be very happy with it. Once you start reading about mullien, you will discover that it has a variety of uses… from cowboy toilet paper, to a food/tea source, to asthmatic relief. Definitely a keeper!

    June 16th, 2013 at 1:59pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    If you like it where it is, it’s a flower. If not, it’s a weed… 😉

    June 16th, 2013 at 10:05am

  • hortiphoto Master Identifier says:

    Looks like possibly a Verbascum. Some are weedy, others are cultivated. Yours looks like it could be Verbascum thapsus ( ), in which case you may not want it in your garden. Wait till it flowers, though, as it may turn out to be one of the pink-flowered forms.

    June 15th, 2013 at 8:12pm

  • Buck Master Identifier says:

    This is Great or Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus).

    June 15th, 2013 at 5:08pm

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