Verbascum virgatum

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

Verbascum virgatum, commonly known as twiggy mullein and wand mullein, is a plant species in the family Scrophulariaceae.


It is a tall-growing biennial herb reaching a height of between 1 and 2 metres.The flowers are 3 to 4 cm in diameter and are yellow with a purple centre.[2]


The species is native to the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain (including the Canary Islands) and Portugal (including the Madeira Islands).

Additionally, it is naturalised in South Africa, the United States, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Polynesia and the Azores.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Taxon: Verbascum virgatum Stokes". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Verbascum virgatum Stokes". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

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