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Verbascum blattaria
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Verbascum blattaria L.

Synonyms - Verbascum rhinanthifolium Davidov, Verbascum carduifolium Murb ex Hayek

Popular names - lumanarica, verbasco polline.

Distribution and Habitat - grows spontaneously in the desert and the hot side of cultivated fields, rivers and channels, up to 800 m altitude.

Description - Herbaceous biennial, glabra bottom of the stem and glandular hairs towards the tip, stem 30-120 cm tall. Basal leaves 8-25 x 2.5-4 cm, oblong to lanceolate, sessile or short petiolate, margin sinuous to crenat-penatifida, glabra. Inflorescence simple. Bracts 7-8 mm, ovate, acuminata, pedicel 5-25 mm. Calyx 5-8 mm. Corolla 20-30 mm diameter, yellow, rarely white. Stamens 5, filaments purple hairs. Blooms in May-August. Fruit capsule 5-8 mm, overall.


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