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moth mullein

noun
1.
a weedy, European mullein, Verbascum blattaria, of the figwort family, having lance-shaped leaves and loose spikes of white or yellow flowers.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; from its mothlike appearance
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  • The exception to the decrease in perennial forbs is moth mullein.

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