- Verbascum blattaria is a perennial plant that can grow 2-4 ft. (0.6-1.2 m) tall and is usually unbranched.
- Basal leaves from a rosette 8-12 in. (20.3-30.5 cm) across. Stem leaves are alternate, up to 6 in. (15.2 cm) long, and lanceolate with margins that are usually crenate. Lower leaves clasp the stems but the upper leaves are more likely to be sessile.
- Flowers are up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) across and have 5 white to pale yellow petals with some purple coloring close to the center. The blooming period occurs during the summer.
- Fruit is a round, hairy, fleshy, 0.3 in. (0.85 cm) long, greenish capsule containing many small dark brown seeds with wavy ridges.
- Ecological Threat
- Verbascum blattaria prefers highly disturbed areas including pastures, vacant lots, roadsides, and abandoned fields. It is native to Eurasia.
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Invasive Listing Sources
Other System LinksPlants: VEBL
NPDN Pest: PEUAOBA
NPDN Host: 36492
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|