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Twiggy Mullein - introduced (*Verbascum virgatum)

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Family: Scrophulariaceae.

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: Widespread on roadsides, farmland and waste places.


Twiggy Mullein is a garden escape. It is now a widely distributed weed, and is Regionally Prohibited in parts of Victoria.

Similar species: Great Mullein (Verbascum thaspus) is a larger plant with a stouter stem, and most parts are covered with white, woolly hairs.

Photo 1: Twiggy Mullein. Railway Dam, Elphinstone. It grows as an erect plant.
2, 3, 4: Flowers. Happy Valley.