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Identify this plant

 
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New one for me on my property. Never seen it before, whatever it is it thrives in the cold, we have had low 20s this past weekend whilst I was there. Not a bad looking plant and it looks edible. Thanks
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Compare to "twiggy mullein", Verbascum virgatum. Should be obvious after it flowers.
 
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Mathew Trotter wrote:Compare to "twiggy mullein", Verbascum virgatum. Should be obvious after it flowers.

Thanks, yes that is it. I have seen the flowers I believe already, just did not pay attention of this same location. No apparent uses evidently but I found one paragraph that indicated long tap root which Im assuming means its a minor plant bringing up nutrients that can be used by other plants nearby.
 
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I'm not sure if twiggy mullein had the same properties as common mullein... they definitely look rather different. Common mullein has a lot of medicinal attributes and it's used for respiratory issues especially. It can also be used as the base of herbal smoking blends, if one happens to partake. But I do encourage it to grow especially for use as chop and drop. Twiggy mullein is certainly worth a bit of research. If it's half as useful as common mullein, then it's a very useful plant indeed.
 
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