1. flower, 2.
upper leaves and stem - October 17, 2005 - Antelope Island,
Davis County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis
Size: 2 to 5 feet tall
- Flowers: small,
yellow , 4 petaled - Leaves: alternate
with lower leaves being coarse and divided into broad lobes while the
upper leaves are narrow, lobed and much smaller -
syn. Jim Hill
noxious, invasive plant
from Europe. Also known as woolly mullein, flannel plant,
big taper, velvet dock. The
tea is recognized as a remedy for congestion. An oil infusion from the
flowers is said to treat ear infections. Mullein contains coumarin and
rotenone that may be toxic in large doses. Indians used the
seeds as a fish poison. The seeds should never be eaten.
Brassicaceae plants are the
hosts for most of the western butterflies in the Pieridae family.
For available photos of
the butterflies that can use this mustard
plant as a host plant for their larvae, click on your choice
MARBLE - E. AUSONIDES COLORADENSIS
WHITE - PONTIA SISYMBRII
SPRING WHITE - PONTIA SISYMBRII