Connecticut Plants
Moth Mullein
Verbascum blattaria L.

Moth mullein gets its name from the fuzzy purple stamens, reminiscent of a moth's antennae.

  • Family: figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
  • Habitat: roadsides, waste places, old fields
  • Height: 2-4 feet
  • Flower size: 1 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow or white, with red-purple stamens
  • Flowering time: June to October
  • Origin: Europe and Asia
Verbascum blattaria L.
Verbascum blattaria L.