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
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.
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.