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Twiggy mullein (Verbascum virgatum)

Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Verbascum virgatum Stokes

Common Name:

Twiggy mullein


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Occurs in disturbed sites, often along roadsides and near habitation (Harden 1992). It is a common weed in much of Victoria south of Echuca and Horsham (Faithfull 2000). Twiggy Mullein invades lowland grassland and grassy woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, riparian vegetation, rock outcrop vegetation, warm temperate rainforest, and alpine and subalpine vegetation (Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Twiggy mullein flower
Twiggy mullein flower
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Twiggy mullein plant
Twiggy mullein plant
Photo: Mark Imhof
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