Verbascum nigrum

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Verbascum nigrum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Verbascum
Species: V. nigrum
Binomial name
Verbascum nigrum

Verbascum nigrum the black mullein[1] or dark mullein, is a species of biennial or short-lived perennial herbaceous plants in the genus Verbascum (mullein), native to dry open sites in Europe and the Mediterranean region. It grows to 0.5–1.5 m (1.6–4.9 ft).

Fossil record[edit]

A tentative seed identification of V. nigrum has been made from substage II of the Hoxnian interglacial at Clacton in Essex.[2]


  1. ^ "Verbascum nigrum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ The History of the British Flora, A Factual Basis for Phytogeography by Sir Harry Godwin, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, ISBN 0 521 20254 X, 1975 edition page 318

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