Moth Mullein - Verbascum blattaria
White Moth Mullein
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
Disturbed, often stony soil of grasslands, streambanks, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
, Bombus ternarius
, and Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).