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Seed Study - Verbascum thapsus

Verbascum thapsus - Common Mullein

Verbascum thapsus - Common Mullein

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Species: Verbascum thapsus
Common name: common mullein

Seedling Identification: Rounded oval cotyledons. The first primary leaves are more ovate yet still rounded with soft venation and fine pubescence.

 

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.