Verbascum lychnitis


Sp. Pl. 1: 177. 1753.

Common names: White mullein
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 349. Mentioned on page 345, 346, 347.


Introduced; Ont., Colo., Conn., Del., Iowa, Mass., Md., Mich., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Pa., R.I., Va., Vt., W.Va., Europe, Asia.


Subspecies 2 (1 in the flora).

Verbascum lychnitis is recognized by its bicolored leaves, sessile and non-clasping cauline leaves, freely branched inflorescences with loosely overlapping flower clusters, relatively long pedicels, and relatively small, white corollas. Subspecies moenchii (C. F. Schultz) Holub & F. Mlady was recognized in 1978, referring to a white-flowered variant in central Europe.

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