Introduced from Europe and Asia, the Mullein is a biennial plant here, starting with a rosetta the first year that winters over and then throws up its florescence.

A June 15 blossom below.Mullein Blossom

Mullein Infloresence (June 15 '13)

Mullein Stalk June 26)

On January 22 the rosetta is frozen flat.Freeze-Flattened Mullein (Jan 22)

Same plant April 28.Mullein (April 27 '13)

Here it is June 8 and with Spring water behind it.Mullein (June 8 '13)

Doing well in shade at the river.  This could be an attention-getting plant in your garden, even as a first year rosetta.

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