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Giant Mullein for ID (1 Viewer)


On 12 July 2022 I was in the ancient town of Kaiserswerth on the Rhine close to Düsseldorf. I saw this huge Mullein - more than 2 Metres tall. The bottom leaves are very large and the plant is not downy. Is there one particular sort that grows so tall? I've never before seen one so big. Can anyone help with the ID please?


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Though it may well be V. thapsus I don't think we can see enough detail to be sure. Certainly around London V. phlomoides is quite widespread & there are plenty of other garden escapes/hybrids.


Many thanks together. I feared that that would be the result. I didn't want to tear such a magnificent plant apart to get at the details. Sometimes it's just better to leave them in peace and enjoy their presence.
Thanks again.


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A better-quality (no offence) photo of the inside of a flower would probably nail it. No need to tear anything apart.

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