Verbascum Thapsus, commonly called Great Mullein, Common Mullein, Mullein, Mullein Dock and Aaron’s Rod, is part of the Scrophulariaceae family. Mullein is native to Europe and North Africa and has been introduced in the Americas and Australia.
A hairy biennial plant, Mullein can grow to 2 m tall or more. Its small, yellow flowers are densely grouped on a tall stem, which grows from a large rosette of leaves. Preferring well lit, disturbed soil, it is a common weedy plant that spreads by prolifically producing seeds.
Both the leaves and flowers that are used medicinally.