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Verbascum thapsus   (Great Mullein)


Verbascum thapsus  (SCROPHULARIACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Dec-2009 (taxon update: none)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Verbascum thapsus - datasheet created on Dec-2009. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 06-Feb-2023

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Verbascum thapsusL.
Published in Sp. Pl. : 177 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Verbascum alatum Lam.
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Scrophulariaceae Juss. (The Figwort Family)
9 species from the Scrophulariaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Great Mullein, Common Mullein

Maltese name(s) :

Maltese name not known

Status for Malta :

Casual or accidental alien. Species that was introduced in Malta rather recently and normally it is short-lived or resticted to small populations for a short time, without becoming widespread or invasive.

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: HEMICRYPTOPHYTE ( prostate plants with flowers close to the ground )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

June – August

Colour of Flowers:

Yellow

Toxicity:

Not particularly toxic

Name Derivation :

Verbascum:
thapsus:

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines

Remarks :

A rare species which was recorded from Malta in the past. Its distribution is normally more North from Malta and so assumed as a non-native species. Its presence is casual and present every now and then, possibly accidentally introdced through horticulture/agriculture products.


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Botanical Description: Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Ag Al Ar Au(A) Az Be Bl(M) Br By Co Cs Ct Cy Da Es Fe Ga(F) Ge Hb(E) He Ho Hs(S) Hu Ir It Jo La Le Lt Lu Ma Mo No Po Rf(C E K NW) Rm Sa Si(M S) Sk Sl Sr Su Sy Tu(A) Uk(K) [Az(F G J M P T) nCa(T) Md(M) Rf(N)]

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Species Images (7 images)
   Verbascum thapsus   -   Image Code: VBSTH-0.
   Verbascum thapsus   -   Image Code: VBSTH-1.
   Verbascum thapsus   -   Image Code: VBSTH-2.
   Verbascum thapsus   -   Image Code: VBSTH-3.
   Verbascum thapsus   -   Image Code: VBSTH-4.
   Verbascum thapsus   -   Image Code: VBSTH-5.
   Verbascum thapsus   -   Image Code: VBSTH-6.

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