Verbascum virgatumCommon name: Twiggy Mullein

Meaning of name: Verbascum was the Latin name given to this plant. Virgatum is from the Latin word virgatus, meaning twiggy or striped.

Distribution: Found in disturbed areas from Perth to Albany.

Remarks: A herb to 2 metres tall with yellow flowers produced from June to November.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.