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Verbascum blattaria Linn.


Description from Flora of China

Annuals or biennials. Stems unbranched, sparsely glandular hairy above. Basal leaves subsessile or basally attenuate as if petiolate; leaf blade oblong, to 10 X 4 cm, margin obtusely serrate to basally pinnately lobed. Stem leaves gradually decreasing in size upward and becoming bracteal; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, margin irregularly and shallowly toothed. Raceme somewhat branched, to 50 cm. Rachises, pedicels, and calyces glandular pilose. Flowers solitary at each node. Pedicel 5-10 mm. Calyx 5-6 mm; lobes oblong-lanceolate. Corolla yellow; upper lobes 3, woolly at base. Stamens 5; filaments purple woolly; anthers of anterior 2 stamens decurrent at base. Capsule ovoid, 7-8 mm, longer than persistent calyx, apically sparsely glandular pilose, apex short beaked. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

Grassland along rivers, trailsides; low elevations. N Xinjiang [Russia; Europe].


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