Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

White Moth Mullein - Verbascum blattaria
Other Names:  Moth Mullein

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

External Links

General Description
Stems erect, simple or branched, 30–80 cm. Herbage glabrous below the inflorescence. Basal leaf blades oblanceolate, 4–15 cm long, shallowly pinnately lobed, crenate, usually pressed flat to the ground. Stem leaves reduced upward, lanceolate, serrate. Inflorescence a narrow, glandular-puberulent raceme. Flowers: calyx 5–7 mm long; corolla white, 15–30 mm across; anthers purple, villous. Capsule 5–10 mm long, glandular (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Non-native, introduced throughout most of North America.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 7

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Disturbed, often stony soil of grasslands, streambanks, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
White Moth Mullein — Verbascum blattaria.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from