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Thursday, July 21
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Small yellow flowers bloom in the second year, on 6 foot spikes over rosettes of big woolly leaves. Plant in full sun and poor, well-drained soil.
Traditional Healing Uses: For respiratory ailments, migraines, kidney infection, intestinal problems, bleeding, earaches, sinus problems, swelling, tumors, and ulcers.
Other Uses: For making dye or ceremonial torches.
Caution: Leaf hair may cause irritation.
The sun was spotlighting this mullein plant along the trail so decided to share this rare moment with you. Mullein is very abundant along the trail and it is a plant I readily recognize.
7/21/2016 11:42:00 AM
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