Verbascum - Mullein

Verbascum

Mullein

Other names:
Introduced From: Western Europe
Family: Violaceae
Habitat: Widely cultivated in gardens and sometimes found in the wild
Uses: The stalks are used for making hand drill fires by native Americans. It also has strong medicinal properties. It is not a food plant.
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References: Richardson and Shepherd, Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

I have included Mullein (Verbascum) here because it is such a well known plant among people who are into friction firemaking with the hand drill fire.

Verbascum virgatum - Twiggy Mullein
Photo: Verbascum virgatum, Twiggy Mullein. Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW. High resolution (2410 x 1849).

Verbascum virgatum - Twiggy Mullein
Photo: Verbascum virgatum, Twiggy Mullein. Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW. High resolution (2410 x 1849).

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