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Unknown plant

Observed: 15th July 2013 By: imperitus

A plant given to my mother by a friend, no clue as to its identity or origin, at present it stands about 3ft6 to 4ft tall, single stalk with broad leaves as shown in the picture. All the flowers/buds are at the top of the plant in the cluster shown and have just began to open..
not a lot to go on but hopefully someone might have a clue as to its identity!

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) interacts


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Former uses

Medicinal (humans and animals), for respiratory ailments. Also, the fibrous stems and/or "down" from leaves/stems were used for candle wicks.